There will be no Democratic primary in the race for Erie County Comptroller.
State Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Walker upheld a decision by the Erie County Board of Elections to invalidate petitions submitted by Democrat George Hasiotis to run for comptroller in the September primary because the petitions did not include enough valid signatures.
Hasiotis had sued the Board of Elections, which had ruled that more than 700 of the signatures were invalid. A majority of those were witnessed by a commissioner of deeds who did not have authorization to gather signatures outside of the City of Tonawanda, according to the Board of Elections.
David Shenk, appointed earlier this year to replace former Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz, will appear on the Democratic line in the November election. Stefan Mychajliw is slated to appear on the Republican line.
--Denise Jewell Gee
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