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Aug. 1, 1979: Driven to do good and do well, Alfreda swings the hatchet

Called by News Reporter Ray Hill “the most colorful Buffalo politician since the late Frank A. Sedita,” Erie County Comptroller Alfreda Slominski took pride in doing her job well and keeping a tight fiscal ship. In her first four years in office, she fired 19 deputies.

Slominski was known as tough, courageous and willing to do what it took during her 18 years as county comptroller, as well as her time on the Buffalo School Board and Buffalo Common Council. She also came through it all as someone who did things for the right reasons — even if those things weren’t the most popular.

"Alfreda swings hatchet often but reluctantly in drive for excellence"

“When he was mayor, Frank Sedita liked lots and lots of employees around him. Mrs. Slominski, in the kind of candid interview of which she is so capable, says she would like to 'purge' some people from her department.”

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