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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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Protect Lake Erie from Funding Cuts    

Please sign the petition opposing the Trump Administration's elimination of funding and protection for the Great Lakes 




Legislator Burke Denounces Congressional Vote to Allow Companies to Sell Americans’ Private Browser Data

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke voices his opposition to the recent U.S. Congressional vote to strike down FCC regulations that protected consumer’s private data. The vote will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to collect consumers’ personal information, including their private web-browsing history, and sell it to third parties without informing consumers.

Opposing the Trump Administration’s Elimination of Funding and Protection for The Great Lakes

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke who garnered national recognition for his ban on microbead plastics, has submitted a resolution expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of the Clean Water Rule, as well as the stark reductions in Environmental Protection Agency funding that would cut funds for the Great Lakes pollution cleanup by 97%. 

Legislator Burke Introduces Legislation to Prevent Illegal Tattooing

Erie County, New York- A local law titled “Preventing Underground Tattoo Parlors” will be submitted to the Erie County Legislature by Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District). Under the current sanitary code, Erie County health inspectors have limited capabilities in preventing unlicensed persons from administering tattoos. Legislator Burke’s new law would change the penalty for those administering tattoos illegally from an unenforceable code violation to a misdemeanor crime punishable by a $500 fine and/or one month in prison.

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.