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Swanick Switches Parties, Becomes Legislature Chair

By MArk Wozniak

Buffalo, NY – Former Erie County Legislature Chairman Charles Swanick is expected to be appointed chairman once again.

The long-time Democrat will switch his affiliation to the Republican party as part of a new alliance with County Executive Joel Giambra.

The Legislature failed to elect a new chairman last month, meaning that Giambra can now appoint one.

The switch gives the Republicans a clear majority in the Legislature.