At a rally in front of Lackawanna City Hall, Lackawanna native Mark C. Poloncarz announced Saturday he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Erie County comptroller.
Poloncarz, 37, is an attorney and Buffalo resident who most recently was Western New York coordinator for John F. Kerry's presidential campaign.
"I know I will do a better job than those who have led us to the edge of fiscal ruin," he said. "I'll be a guard dog of the taxpayers' money. I will guard your money like it's my own."