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Stefan I. Mychajliw is an American Republican comptroller[1][2][3] and former news anchor for channel WGRZ on which he served from 2001 to 2007. He is a descendant of Polish-Ukrainian immigrants and lived in New York for the rest of his life where he also attended Syracuse University.[4] As of November 7, 2012 he serves as comptroller for Erie County, New York.[5] In 2012 he hired Frank Belliotti who is a former Certified Public Accountant.[6]

On November 6, 2013 he ran against Kevin Gaughan as one of the comptroller candidates which he won.[7][8] On July 11, 2013 he was accused by Mark Poloncarz of using taxpayers' audit for his political gain.[9][10] As a result of a blame game, in May 2014, he accused Poloncarz of misleading taxpayers into paying for Buffalo Bills lease.[11]

In April 2014 he began an investigation into Weights and Measures Act violations against Department of Commerce.[12]

References

  1. "Dan Ward’s Letter To County Comptroller Mychajliw". Amherst Times. May 29, 2013. Archived from the original on April 29, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140429104410/http://amhersttimes.com/?p=20254. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. "GOP Still Seeks DiNapoli Foe; Mychajliw Not Interested". Amherst Times. April 10, 2014. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704040338/http://amhersttimes.com/?p=23422. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  3. "Stefan Mychajliw Has Excellent People on His Staff. He Doesn’t Need Teresa Fraas". Amherst Times. September 2, 2013. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704040504/http://amhersttimes.com/?p=21126. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  4. "Erie County comptroller candidates tout skills despite lack of experience". The Buffalo News. October 13, 2013. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131812244400/http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/erie-county-politics/erie-county-comptroller-candidates-tout-skills-despite-lack-of-experience-20131013. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  5. Sandra Tan (November 7, 2012). "Mychajliw is winner in comptroller’s race". Buffalo News. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704044217/http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20121107/cityandregion/121109442/1002. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  6. "Who’s Best For Erie County Comptroller ~ Stefan Mychajliw or Kevin Gaughan?". Amherst Times. October 21, 2013. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704044344/http://amhersttimes.com/?p=21573. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  7. Harold McNeil (November 6, 2013). "Mychajliw easily wins first full term as comptroller". Buffalo News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131111093158/http://www.buffalonews.com/feed/mychajliw-easily-wins-first-full-term-as-comptroller-20131106. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  8. Robert J. McCarthy (November 6, 2013). "GOP sweeps Erie County". Buffalo News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131111113809/http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/erie-county-politics/gop-sweeps-erie-county-20131106. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  9. "Poloncarz administration calls Mychajliw audit on Social Services ‘deeply flawed’". Buffalo News. July 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131020010719/http://www.buffalonews.com/20130711/poloncarz_administration_calls_mychajliw_audit_on_social_services_x2018_deeply_flawed_x2019.html. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  10. "Poloncarz, Mychajliw spar over access to confidential files". WBFO. Wednesday June 26, 2013. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704045849/http://news.wbfo.org/post/poloncarz-mychajliw-spar-over-access-confidential-files. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  11. Kevin Jolly (May 9, 2014). "Comptroller says county executive hid true Bills lease costs from taxpayers". TWC TV. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704142320/http://jamestown.twcnews.com/content/news/739427/comptroller-says-county-executive-hid-true-bills-lease-costs-from-taxpayers/. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  12. Omar Fetouh (Friday June 6, 2014). "Comptroller finds fraudulent practices in county division". WBFO. Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140704045010/http://news.wbfo.org/post/comptroller-finds-fraudulent-practices-county-division. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 

External links

Stefan Mychajliw promo videos on YouTube