Mark J. F. Schroeder

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Mark J. F. Schroeder
City Comptroller of Buffalo
Assumed office
March 2011
Mayor Byron Brown
Preceded by Andrew SanFilippo
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 145th district
In office
January 2005 – December 2011
Preceded by Brian Higgins
Succeeded by Michael P. Kearns
Member of the Erie County Legislature
from the 2nd district
In office
January 2002 – December 2004
Preceded by Michael A. Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Timothy M. Kennedy
Personal details
Born (1955-12-13) December 13, 1955 (age 61)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kate Horan
Children 3
Residence South Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Empire State College
Profession politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Mark J. F. Schroeder (born December 13, 1955) is a Democratic politician who currently serves as the comptroller for the city of Buffalo, New York.

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.[1] 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[edit]

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.[2]

New York State Assembly[edit]

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[3][4] and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.[5][6]

In 2010, Schroeder indicated he would not vote for Sheldon Silver as Speaker of the New York State Assembly, although both are Democrats.[7]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Schroeder resides in South Buffalo with his wife, Kate (née Horan), and their three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark J. Schroeder". League of Women Voters. Retrieved March 27, 2001. 
  2. ^ Campaign Bio
  3. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008. 
  4. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2008. 
  5. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. 
  6. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010. 
  7. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (November 8, 2010). "Schroeder: I Won't Support Silver". YNN Capital Tonight. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Michael A. Fitzpatrick
Erie County, New York Legislator, 2nd District
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2005
Succeeded by
Tim Kennedy
Preceded by
Andrew A. SanFilippo
Buffalo, New York City Comptroller
March 2011 – present
Incumbent
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Brian M. Higgins
New York State Assembly, 145th District
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2011
Vacant
Title next held by
Michael P. Kearns