Statement From Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Kracker



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2024

Contact: 716-856-8700 | ecrc@ecgop.com

STATEMENT FROM ERIE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN MICHAEL KRACKER 

“The latest analysis revealing that Erie County may face a significant budget deficit due to the Poloncarz Administration’s poor financial planning should not surprise taxpayers. Mark Poloncarz has irresponsibly doubled the county’s budget and insists on expanding government bureaucracy, while Erie County Comptroller Kevin Hardwick fails to provide any meaningful oversight. Instead of serving as a watchdog, Hardwick is using his office to stay in the good graces of the Democrat Party leaders, neglecting taxpayers’ interests.

The Comptroller has failed in his responsibility to keep a watchful eye on the County Executive’s office. Fortunately, the Republican Caucus in the Legislature has stepped in to sound the alarm on behalf of taxpayers.

Mark Poloncarz’s relentless spending spree, including proposals for unnecessary government expansions, exacerbates the deficit, while Hardwick remains silent. Erie County deserves officials who prioritize financial stability over their own political ambitions.

It’s time for Mark Poloncarz to halt his spending spree and for Quiet Kevin Hardwick to fulfill his duty to taxpayers.”

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