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Erie County GOP endorses Lynne Dixon for county comptroller

Erie County GOP endorses Lynne Dixon for county comptroller

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Lynne Dixon will run on the Republican line to succeed her boss, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is seeking another office this year. 

Former Erie County Legislator Lynne M. Dixon, who lost a race for county executive in 2019, was unanimously endorsed for county comptroller Saturday by the county's Republican committee.

Dixon had been a member of the Independence Party, but that party lost its ballot line after the 2020 election. She has until Feb. 14 to re-register.

Dixon, who worked 22 years in local radio and television news before entering politics, seeks to become the second consecutive reporter-turned-comptroller. Stefan I. Mychajliw, a Republican who is not seeking re-election, also has a TV news background.

Mychajliw is running for Hamburg supervisor this year.

Dixon was a county legislator for 10 years before polling about 46% of the vote in a challenge to County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz in 2019. After the election, Mychajliw named her to a post on his staff.

The Democrats have endorsed County Legislator – and former Republican – Kevin R. Hardwick for comptroller.

Amherst businessman Hormoz L. Mansouri also had sought the Democratic nod for comptroller.

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The speculation ended Thursday about where former Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon would land after her unsuccessful bid to unseat Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Dixon began work Thursday as the new secretary for Republican Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, earning an annual salary of about $50,000. But Mychajliw, in the process of reorganizing the office, said he intends

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