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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:   

 Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov   





Legislator Burke 2017 Constituent Survey   

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Legislator Burke Announces Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic Funding Proposal

Erie County, New York- In order to further combat the severity of the ongoing opioid epidemic, Legislator Patrick Burke is proposing a measure that would take an additional $1 million from the county fund balance, which currently stands at almost $90 million, and transfer it to the Erie County Department of Health.

Legislator Pat Burke Presents Isobel Champs Buffalo Beauts With Resolution Honoring Their Win

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke congratulated the Buffalo Beauts on their Isobel Cup win before a session of the Erie County Legislature today. The Buffalo Beauts defeated #1 seed Boston Pride on March 19th winning the second Isobel Cup and becoming champions of the National Women’s Hockey League.

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