county comptroller

City of Buffalo

There is a covered bridge between the Rath Building and Main Place Mall that makes walking back and forth between the two buildings easy, especially in bad weather. However, it is also a security dilemma.

File photo / WBFO News

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he will not be running for the position of County Executive.

Erie County's fiscal watchdog became official yesterday, as David Shenk was sworn in as county comptroller, filling a spot left vacant when Mark Poloncarz became county executive.

The new comptroller faces a grueling schedule of running the office and facing up to four primary and general elections between now and the end of next year.

The vote this year is for the final year of Poloncarz' term;  the vote next year is on a full four-year term.

Shenk says he has spent his life in public service.