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Patrick B. Burke

Erie County Legislator- District 7

District Office: 

2189 Seneca St. Buffalo NY 14220

(716) 823-0752

Downtown Office: 

92 Franklin St. 4th Floor

 Buffalo NY 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8480

To schedule an appointment with Legislator Burke send an email to: whitney.kunz@erie.gov   

 Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov   


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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislator Burke begins “Important Conversations” Series with a Focus on Suicide Awareness

Legislator Patrick Burke is launching “Important Conversations,” a series of monthly meetings that will provide a public forum for difficult issues confronting our community. Burke’s goal is to foster a safe, informed environment that will enable positive discussions between experts and the public at large.  

County Executive Mark Polocarz Signs Local Law Banning Conversion Therapy

Legislator Patrick Burke, Legislature Chair Peter Savage, and community members joined Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz as he signed a local law banning conversion therapy in Erie County into effect. Sponsored by Legislator Burke, the local law is meant to ensure the physical and psychological well-being of minors by prohibiting the practice of conversion therapy in Erie County.

Erie County Legislator Pat Burke Announces 2018 Operation Primetime Request for Proposals

Erie County, NY- Erie County Legislator Pat Burke is pleased to announce that the Erie County Department of Social Services has issued the 2018 Operation Primetime request for proposals for qualified agencies interested in providing Summer Primetime Programming to at-risk youth ages 5-20 residing in Erie County.

Legislator Burke Announces Youth Sporting Goods Drive

Erie County, NY- Legislator Patrick Burke is announcing the start of his Youth Sporting Goods Drive on the steps of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School today, October 27th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. The drive will collect lightly used sports equipment for children in need.

Burke Introduces Invest in Erie, Invest in America Act

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke has introduced the Invest in Erie, Invest in America Bill before the Erie County Legislature. After a “Buy American” bill (LL 13-1 Sponsor: Morton) was quickly rushed through the Legislature with no committee discussion, after the Erie County Attorney’s Office issued a statement saying the bill was unlawful since it was “preempted by state competitive bidding status,” and that “implementation of this LL (13-1), as written, would be impossible.” The bill was hastily voted on and passed the County Legislature 10-1, despite these very pressing and concerning flaws with the proposed law. The sole dissenter was Legislator Patrick Burke.

Legislator Burke Demands Albany Stop Siding with Lobbyists and Hold Big Pharma Accountable

Legislator Patrick Burke is taking action to stem the growing interference of Albany in local government’s power and jurisdiction.
“For the past few months I have been working to pass the Erie County Pharmaceutical Water Pollution Act- a bill that would ensure pharmaceutical companies pay their fair share when it comes to the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. Currently, pharmaceutical disposal programs are paid by the taxpayers of Erie County. The pharmaceutical industry has an obligation to provide for the safe and proper disposal of its product. All too often when prescription medication sits in people’s medicine cabinets it can be misused by children or for a lesser pain than was prescribed. This is a pathway to addiction that can be avoided if residents are provided free, safe, and accessible drug drop off programs.”

Legislator Burke Recognizes Officer Pat McDonald as the Erie County Citizen of the Month

This month it was my pleasure to recognize City of Buffalo Police Officer Patrick McDonald as the Citizen of the Month for July. Officer McDonald’s service has been recognized and praised by the public due to his handling of a noise complaint of loud music being played in the City of Buffalo. When he arrived, Officer McDonald effectively diffused the situation and then did something unexpected: he embraced calls to play football with a group of kids outside, joining them in an act of unity and solidarity with the residents he’s tasked with protecting.

A Statement from Legislator Burke on Closed Door Healthcare Reform that Hurts the Middle Class, Erie County Taxpayers, and Those Most in Need

Last night Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the American Health Care Act. Their proposal would put thousands of Erie County residents in dire circumstances. My district represents 39,327 Medicaid recipients. Under the provisions of this bill, Erie County will face a tradeoff—whether to allow thousands to be uninsured or increase taxes. Furthermore, to offset the cost of uninsured hospital visits, Erie County residents will bear the burden, seeing their premiums and deductibles rise.