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Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo -
District 10

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: 858-8922
Fax: 858-8895
Email: joseph.lorigo@erie.gov

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Legislator Lorigo tours the Village of East Aurora with
Minority Leader John Mills.

Touring the Roycroft Campus' Power House on Jan. 27, 2012
with Legislator John Mills and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.

Queen of Heaven students created handmade cards
as part of the 2012 Valentines for Veterans program.

Kiwanis March 2012
Legislator Lorigo was the guest speaker at the West
Seneca Kiwanis Club's March 7, 2012 meeting. He is
joined by Kiwanis President Don Rauscher and
Kiwanis Past Lt. Governor & Program Chair Eric Paul.

 


Crista Botticello, owner of Ooo La La Boutique in East
Aurora, was honored during the April 5, 2012 session
for creating a scholarship program for high school seniors.

 


Julia Shea received a proclamation in recognition of being
a Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2012 Chambers
Choice honoree. Legislator Lorigo was proud to sponsor
Shea at the event.
(Photo courtesy of Joseph Stanek)


Doug Swift was recognized for his service as president
of the Roycroft Campus Corporation for seven years.
Legislator Lorigo presented the proclamation during the
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Power House in April 2012.


Legislator Lorigo and a Meals on Wheels volunteer
deliver meals to a resident. 


Students from Marilla Primary School in the Iroquois
School District listened as Legislator Lorigo read,
"Seed, Soil and Sun"  on March 19, 2012 during
Agricultural Literacy Week.

 

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo, right, named
Joseph Cantafio of West Seneca as December’s Citizen
of the Month. Mr. Cantafio was joined by his wife, Karen,
and three sons, from left, John, Paul, and Daniel at the
Dec. 6, 2012 Erie County Legislative Session. 

Marykate Hoffman and Daniel Kelley, educators at The
Gow School, recently received recognition from
the International Multisensory Structured Language Education
Council. Legislator Lorigo honored them during an assembly
held at the school on Dec. 7, 2012.  

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

December 2014 Column - Legislature delivers tax cut in 2015 budget while continuing investment in community

On Dec. 2, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved the 2015 budget that reduces taxes, funds critical services and supports cultural and service organizations. The Legislature was able to cut spending in the County Executive’s proposed budget, which only held the line on taxes, to deliver a tax decrease next year. 

Legislator Lorigo announces additional funding for local Boys and Girls Clubs

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for additional funding for the East Aurora, Holland, and EMW Boys and Girls Clubs in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved an additional $3,750 at today’s annual Budget Meeting, bringing the total to $15,000 to be shared among the clubs next year.

Rural Outreach Center to receive $7,500 to combat rural poverty

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for funding for the Rural Outreach Center, located in South Wales, in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $7,500 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to support the center’s efforts to combat rural poverty and help residents in need of various services. 

Funding approved for West Seneca Food Pantry

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for funding for the West Seneca Food Pantry in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $5,000 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to support the pantry’s efforts to help families in need.

Legislator Lorigo announces additional funding for West Seneca Youth programming

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for additional funding for the Town of West Seneca’s Youth Programming in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $2,033 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to bring to the total to $20,890 to support youth services. 

Legislature’s Majority Caucus cuts spending, delivers tax decrease in 2015

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has revised County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s proposed 2015 budget that only held the line on taxes and approved a budget that decreases taxes. The Majority Caucus’s cuts to the budget provided much needed tax relief for residents in 2015.

Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

At today’s Annual Budget Meeting the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus voted to reduce its own budget by nearly $100,000. The reduction was achieved by eliminating a position, slashing the office supply budget line and reducing its rental costs, among other cuts.

HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 18 at West Seneca Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

November 2014 Column - Local groups dedicated to helping community need our help

I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. As we prepare for this holiday, many groups are collecting donations to help our neighbors who are less fortunate. We can’t thank those volunteers enough for the hours they dedicate collecting, sorting and delivering goods. Their efforts are often unsung, and while many prefer it that way, thanking them for the essential work they do is important.

Weights and Measures Director appears before committee, refuses to answers questions

At today’s Finance and Management Committee, members of the Legislature questioned Edwin Gonsiorek, Director of Weights and Measures, whose division was the subject of an investigation by the Comptroller’s Office. Unfortunately, only some of the questions were answered.