City of Buffalo Comptroller and South Buffalo native Mark Schroeder (D-Buffalo) has endorsed Democratic candidate Patrick Burke to represent the 142nd District of the New York State Assembly. Schroeder noted Burke’s many victories on behalf of Western New York families, working across party lines as an independent voice in the Erie County legislature to grow the local economy and create safer communities.  

“When I ran for mayor, there was only one elected official with the political courage to stand by me and that was Legislator Pat Burke. We need someone like Pat who isn’t afraid of the political power brokers in Albany. Pat thinks for himself and does the right thing” said Mark Schroeder.

In his endorsement, Schroeder pointed to Burke’s ability to put forward bi-partisan proposals that have truly made a difference in the lives of Western New Yorkers including writing the first microbead plastics ban in the nation to ensure water quality and protect the Great Lakes for generations to come. In Albany, Burke will build on his “Invest Erie” bill to invest in infrastructure and create good-paying local jobs so hardworking New Yorkers can continue to raise their own families here.

“Patrick Burke’s record as an independent has made him a champion for the hardworking families of Western New York. He’s a true public servant who’s worked tirelessly to strengthen our community. Patrick will always be willing to listen to his constituents and get real results on behalf of his district” said Mark Schroeder who represented the same district in the Assembly from 2005-2011.  

“When I first ran for the Erie County Legislature, only one elected official came out and supported me and that was City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder. When he ran for mayor, I had to do the same for him. In politics loyalty means everything and I am very proud to receive his endorsement in this race for State assembly” Burke said.

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