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.