About Vanessa

Vanessa Glushefski is a Certified Public Account and an attorney. She moved to Buffalo over ten years and fell in love with the region and its potential. Vanessa is deeply committed to fairness, accuracy, and justice. 

In December of 2018, Vanessa was appointed Deputy Comptroller for Buffalo. When then-comptroller, Mark Schroeder, resigned to take a position in Albany, she stepped in as acting comptroller, and is currently seeking support of the Buffalo Common Council for the formal appointment to this position. She is prepared to gain the support of voters in the upcoming election season.

As an accountant, she focused on providing services with excellence, complex tax issues, and worked on accounts worth millions of dollars. Throughout her legal career, she has focused on providing accessible legal services to at-risk communities.  She has offered volunteer services to the elderly and low-income individuals. Vanessa has also served as a board member for the American Constitution Society, the Women’s Bar Association of WNY, and Peaceprints of Western New York. A mother of five, she lives in the City of Buffalo with her husband and daughters.

In 2017, Vanessa ran for Erie County Comptroller. As a first time candidate, she raised about $100,000 less than the twice-elected incumbent. In spite of this, she outperformed his last competitor by double the votes, with poll numbers showing a few thousand votes between them. She earned the trust of nearly 27,000 Buffalonians.