The Executive Committee of the Erie County Democratic Committee gathered tonight to endorse several candidates up for election this year.

The Executive Committee first unanimously endorsed Vanessa Glushefski, a CPA and attorney running for the first time against incumbent Stefan Mychajliw, a former news reporter.

“We believe that Vanessa is one of the most qualified Comptroller candidates in the history of Erie County,” remarked Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner, “She is both a CPA and attorney, two qualifications that current Comptroller Stefan Mychalijiw lacks. We’re excited to have a candidate whose background matches the job description perfectly.”

Following Glushefski’s endorsement, the Executive Committee endorsed current Buffalo City Court Judge Susan Eagan. An experienced judge, Susan Eagan has presided over 14,000 cases in Buffalo City Courts and currently sits as an Acting County Judge. Before her time on the bench, Susan Eagan spent five years as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office and eight years on the NYS Attorney Grievance Committee.

“Susan Eagan’s vast experience and dedication to our justice system has made Buffalo and Erie County a better place, and there is no one more prepared to tackle the position of Erie County Court Judge,” said Chairman Jeremy Zellner.

And finally, the Executive Committee endorsed Steve Cichon for Erie County Clerk. Steve Cichon has served the community as a journalist, college professor, private sector manager, and non-profit leader.

“His background will bring a unique, outside perspective to the County Clerk’s office,” said Chairman Zellner. “Steve Cichon’s plan for the Clerk’s office is rooted in his dedication to the people of Erie County, and not his own political career.”

“These endorsements show that the Erie County Democratic Committee is committed to ending politics as usual. We are poised to run the most diverse slate in county history and are endorsing candidates who are not only qualified, but will bring fresh energy to the citizens of Erie County.”