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district 11

Chairman 
John J. Mills
District 11

district 4

Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

district 6

Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

district 8

Edward A. Rath III
District 6

district 9

Ted Morton
District 8

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Majority Caucus submits resolution opposing Governor’s plan to afford inmates a free college education

The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus – Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislators Lynne Dixon, Kevin Hardwick, Ted Morton and Edward Rath – have submitted a resolution for the March 13, 2014 session, opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal that would utilize tax dollars to provide inmates free college tuition. The Legislators join several elected officials and organizations that have come out in opposition of this proposal.

Chairman Mills calls for internal review of Legislature spending

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills, with the support of the new Majority Caucus, has called for a review of the Legislature’s expenditures from the past five years to determine exactly how the Legislature has spent taxpayer dollars and identify necessary changes to improve productivity. In a letter sent to Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, Chairman Mills requests an audit of the Legislature following the change in leadership and to provide a clear understanding of the state of the governing body.  

Legislature to host Open House on Thursday, Feb. 20

The Erie County Legislature will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Old County Hall, 4th Floor, Buffalo. All are welcome to attend, tour the Chambers, and meet with Legislators and staff. 

Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Jan. 29

A free rabies clinic will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road in Buffalo. 

Mills and Lorigo named to leadership posts in new Republican Majority in Legislature

The Erie County Legislature is being led by a Republican majority for the first time in 36 years and the members elected Legislator John Mills as chairman for 2014 during the annual re-organizational meeting held on Jan. 2 at Old County Hall.