Hardwick was elected to the Susquehanna Valley Board of Education in the Binghamton area when he was a senior in high school. After serving this three-year term, Hardwick was elected councilman in the Town of Binghamton, a post which he held for eight years. In 1986, he was appointed Administrative Assistant to the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, Warren M. Anderson until Anderson’s retirement. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton. Hardwick was elected First Ward Councilmember in the City of Tonawanda and re-elected twice. Hardwick was also elected to the Erie County Legislature representing Grand Island and the Tonawandas. Hardwick is a father of one daughter and three sons.
Hardwick supports unions and is the son of an IBEW member.
Hardwick believes that Governor Cuomo’s behavior would make it harder to impose new public safety measures during the Delta wave of the COVID 19 pandemic legitimately.
Hardwick believes that boys will stand to benefit from public schools and those who graduated from the City of Tonawanda School District should credit the School District with who they have become.
Hardwick believes that investments in public education like new athletic fields are never wasted.
Hardwick believes in the integrity of the elctoral system in New York State.
Legislator Howard Johnson, D- City of Buffalo; Chair Gayle Syposs from the City of Tonawanda; Chair Jim Sharpe from the Town of Grand Island; Chair Terrence Mackinnon from the Town of Hamburg