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Patrick B. Burke

7TH District Erie County Legislator

92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-858-8480

District Office:

469 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-823-0752


Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov   



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The Mimosa Resolution   

Please sign the petition aiming to kick-start the repeal of current state legislation that prohibits the sale of alcohol before noon on Sunday!




Legislator Burke Introduces School Bus Safety Legislation

ERIE COUNTY, NY- Today Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke (D-7th District) introduced the Erie County School Bus Safety Law. The law is intended to bridge the caregiver gap found on k-8 school buses. Over the past year, there have been several instances of school bus assault and school bus injuries due to a lack of oversight. There is no other place where children are void of supervision like they are on school buses.

Become a Friend of the Seneca Bluffs

Erie County, NYErie Couty Legislator PatrickBurke (D- South Buffalo) and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning are seeking dedicated community members to form Friends of the Seneca Bluffs. Friends of the Seneca Bluffs would be an active and cooperative partner in the redevelopment of the Seneca Bluffs natural habitat Erie County Park in South Buffalo, NY.  There will be opportunities for animal lovers, gardeners, fisherman, and those who appreciate the natural environment to participate in the future of the park.


Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, head of the Erie County Broadband Committee, looks to continue advancing local broadband initiative with help of Governor Cuomo's statewide agenda


Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke and Senator Tim Kennedy denounce upcoming 'White Lives Matter' rally hosted by the National Socialist Movement organization in Cazenovia Park.

Burke Proposes New Efforts to Protect Lake Erie

This community was founded on its water.  Its past, present, and future economic vitality will be based on our proximity to clean water. As populations migrate towards fresh water sources, it is inevitable that our region will grow dramatically. We call this future economic opportunity the blue economy.

Burke Legislation Influences Statewide Agenda

Last year Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke proposed the “Mimosa Resolution,” which called for making Sunday alcohol sales the same as any other day of the week.

On Wednesday, April 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced recommendations made by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group. 

Renaming of the “Erie County Office for the Disabled” to the “Erie County Office for People with Disabilities.”

Erie County, NY — On Thursday, March 17th, the Legislature of Erie County unanimously passed a resolution changing the name of the “Erie County Office for the Disabled” to the “Erie County Office for People with Disabilities.” The change was introduced by Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) and co-sponsored by all ten of his colleagues

Republican Erie County Legislators Play Dirty Politics with Youth Concussion Law

Erie County, NY- A local law intended to protect children from traumatic brain injury was clocked in by Democrat Legislator Patrick B Burke (7th District) on March 1, 2016 coinciding with Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month. In an effort to build bipartisan support, Legislator Burke gave advanced copies to Republican legislators and opened the concussion awareness legislation up for co-sponsorship.