Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz officially kicked off his 2019 re-election campaign on Saturday.

Poloncarz made the announcement at the Larkin Center of Commerce in Buffalo. He says it's an honor to be unanimously endorsed as the Democratic party candidate.

"I will continue to work hard to protect our democratic values like fighting for a living wage, ensuring high quality education and affordable health care for all," said Poloncarz. "Protecting the rights of workers to join a union and collectively bargain. Eliminating the horrors of mass gun violence and fighting biogotry and racism by promoting equal justice for all."

At this point there is no Republican challenger.

If elected, this would be his third term.