Poloncarz endorses Wallace

Sep 3, 2016

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced his endorsement of Democratic candidate Monica Wallace for the 143rd District Assembly seat.

Wallace, a Lancaster resident, is a lawyer and a teacher at the UB Law School. She is facing a party challenge for the seat from candidate Kristy Mazurek. Mazurek dismissed the Poloncarz announcement today as irrelevant. She said that "The only endorsement I want is from the voters," calling Poloncarz "a career politician, a Democratic Party Boss [who] doesn't even live in the district."

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
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Wallace and Mazurek are seeking to fill the seat being vacated by Angela Wozniak, who is leaving after one term after facing discipline for inappropriate actions toward a staff member.