Erie County Executive

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz poses with family members and Justice Gerald J. Whalen after his inauguration as Erie County Executive. December 31, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz poses with family members and Justice Gerald J. Whalen after his inauguration as Erie County Executive. December 31, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 31, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was sworn in for a third term on Tuesday. Poloncarz, a democrat who earned a third term at after his election night victory over Lynne Dixon, touted his achievements in his first eight years at the head of Erie County. He said those...
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Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I can clean the house now," quipped Lynne Dixon, the day after being defeated by incumbent Mark Poloncarz in the Erie County Executive's race. With the election over, Dixon said she's looking forward to spending time with her children, who she said sacrificed through the...
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Mark Poloncarz gives victory speech at Statler City after winning third term for Erie County Executive. November 5, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 06, 2019 - 1:35 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz defeated Lynne Dixon and earned a third term as the county's top elected official. Poloncarz, a democrat, defeated Dixon, a registered member of the Independence Party who ran on the republican line, by more than 14,000 votes in a race...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 05, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Scroll down for up to the minute results in our key races. Here are race-specific results pages for key races we're watching: Erie County Executive | NYS 57 Special Election | NYS Supreme Court District 8 | Buffalo City Comptroller Following are links to the county election results for various...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Election 2019 coverage in Western New York has been highlighted by the race for Erie County Executive. Incumbent Mark Poloncarz, a democrat, is seeking a third term as the county's top official while long-time Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, a member of the independence...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 04, 2019 - 11:36 am
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Photo Courtesy WGRZ/Steve Brown
WBEN Newsroom
October 17, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While the final debate in the race for Erie County Executive didn't uncover any new ground, it was another opportunity for the two candidates to go toe-to-toe on the major issues. The hour-long session was televised on WGRZ and WNED and presented in partnership with WBFO and...
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Tim Wenger
October 10, 2019 - 6:17 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a televised debate Wednesday night on WIVB, the two candidates for Erie County Executive answered questions and challened one another on issues including taxes, road conditions, a new stadium and their campaign advertising. There were no knock-out punches in the hour-long...
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Lynne Dixon and Mark Poloncarz square off at a candidate forum at Hilbert College. October 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 02, 2019 - 6:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon highlighted the Buffalo Bills stadium lease, road infrastructure, Buffalo’s Skyway, economic development, and other county issues in a candidate forum on Wednesday night at Hilbert College. A community forum is underway in...
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Tom Puckett
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This week, we're expecting to get official word Lynne Dixon will challenge Mark Poloncarz in the race for Erie County Executive. Last week, the Erie County Legislator was a bit coy about her decision. "I am aware of the deadline of the 26th and working toward the deadline, and...
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