Mark J. F. Schroeder
|Mark J. F. Schroeder|
|City Comptroller of Buffalo|
|Preceded by||Andrew SanFilippo|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 145th district
January 2005 – December 2011
|Preceded by||Brian Higgins|
|Succeeded by||Michael P. Kearns|
|Member of the Erie County Legislature
from the 2nd district
January 2002 – December 2004
|Preceded by||Michael A. Fitzpatrick|
|Succeeded by||Timothy M. Kennedy|
December 13, 1955 |
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Residence||South Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Empire State College|
Schroeder was raised in South Buffalo, where he attended Public School #72, St. Thomas Aquinas School, and Bishop Timon High School. He received an A.A.S. degree from Erie Community College in 1976 and a B.S. degree from Empire State College in 1982. Prior to being elected comptroller, he served as a member of the New York State Assembly, representing portions of the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna, as well as the entire towns of West Seneca and Orchard Park. He is a candidate for Mayor of Buffalo.
Erie County Legislature
In 2001, Schroeder ran for an open seat in the Erie County Legislature. As a County Legislator, he started the Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, which currently has more than 200 members and holds several community events every year. That same year, Schroeder founded the South Buffalo Education Center, which offers G.E.D. classes and computer and vocational training, helping more than 500 students receive their GEDs since 2002.
New York State Assembly
Schroeder was first elected to the Assembly in November 2004 and he was re-elected in November 2006. He won the November 2008 general election with 75 percent of the vote and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.
- Committee on Mental Health
- Chair, Subcommittee on Autism Retention
- Committee on Insurance
- Committee on Local Governments
- Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation
- Committee on Small Business
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Buffalo City Comptroller
In June 2011, he expressed interest in running for the position of Buffalo City Comptroller, which had been recently vacated by Andrew SanFilippo when he was appointed New York State Deputy Comptroller. He was expected to face opposition in a Democratic primary from Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Maria Whyte, but she withdrew from the race to instead run in a special election for Erie County Clerk. In November 2011, Schroeder was elected Buffalo City Comptroller, he was unopposed.
Schroeder resides in South Buffalo with his wife, Kate (née Horan), and their three children.
- "Mark J. Schroeder". League of Women Voters. Retrieved March 27, 2001.
- Campaign Bio
- "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008.
- "Assembly Election Returns: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2008.
- "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010.
- "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010.
- Benjamin, Elizabeth (November 8, 2010). "Schroeder: I Won't Support Silver". YNN Capital Tonight.
Michael A. Fitzpatrick
|Erie County, New York Legislator, 2nd District
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2005
Andrew A. SanFilippo
|Buffalo, New York City Comptroller
March 2011 – present
|New York Assembly|
Brian M. Higgins
|New York State Assembly, 145th District
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2011
Title next held byMichael P. Kearns