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Democrats endorse Miller-Williams for Buffalo comptroller

Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams was selected Monday in a party vote to become the Democratic nominee succeeding former Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder.

A retired Buffalo police officer, Miller-Williams is a U.S. Army veteran who represents the 1st Erie County Legislative District and formerly represented the Ellicott District on the Common Council.

The Council is set to announce at an 11 a.m. meeting Tuesday when it will interview applicants to fill the seat until Schroeder's term expires Dec. 31.

According to the city charter, the Council must appoint an interim comptroller by April 27, which would be 90 days after Schroeder's resignation from the position became official.

Both Miller-Williams and current Acting City Comptroller Vanessa Glushefski are seeking the interim appointment, as are Lovejoy Common Council Member Richard A. Fontana; Patrick J. Curry, Schroeder’s executive assistant; Jonathan D. Rivera, who has a background in banking and government; and Scott J. Wilson Jr., who worked in the comptroller’s office from February to May 2018.

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