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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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Majority Leader Lorigo statement on Made in America Act

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces his support for the County’s Made in America Act. The law was approved by the Legislature at a special session held Aug. 18, 2017.


Majority Leader Lorigo announces County awards contracts to battle opioid/heroin epidemic

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that a total of three contracts have now been awarded to private agencies who will partner with the county to combat the growing opioid/heroin epidemic. Earlier this summer, Majority Leader Lorigo proposed a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to include professional organizations in the county’s investment into this issue. He said he is hopeful that this approach will make an impact as previous efforts have not had the results he expected.


August 2017 Column - WNY needs Tax and Regulation Relief from Albany

Recently, I began my annual August business tour.  Each year, I visit a number of businesses throughout my district to celebrate their milestones, highlight what they’re doing, and discuss any challenges they might be facing.  I am always grateful for the opportunity to meet with small business owners and employees, while learning their successes and struggles. 


Fall schedule of free rabies clinics

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces the fall schedule of free rabies clinics, encouraging pet owners to vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets.


West Seneca Lions Club honored by Legislator Lorigo

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo presented a proclamation to West Seneca Lions Club President Mike Yost at the Club’s Celebrate Summer Show and Hot Dog Roast on July 27. The proclamation recognized Lions International’s 100th anniversary of serving communities around the world and the great work being done locally by the West Seneca Club.


July 2017 Column - Dental law is about protecting patients’ health

Did you know that federal law requires that you know where all clothing is made, but not dental fixtures like crowns, bridges, implants, retainers, or dentures? I thought this was crazy, so I met with dentists and dental labs to change that. You deserve to know where something was made that is being permanently implanted in your body.


Majority Leader Lorigo announces Bullis Road Bridge reopened

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that Bullis Road Bridge reopened on July 21, 2017, completing a $1.3 million project.


Route 240 to be repaired from Holland Glenwood to Foote Road - July 24 to mid-August

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Chairman John Mills announce that Route 240 (Glenwood-East Concord) in the towns of Colden and Concord will be repaired from Holland Glenwood to Foote Road from Monday, July 24 until Friday, Aug. 11 (or when work is complete). Restrictions will be in place. Read official notice here. 

Aurora Senior Center upgrades audiovisual equipment thanks to county investment

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo toured the Aurora Senior Center recently with Director Donna Bodekor to see the improvements and upgrades made as a result of funding that Legislator Lorigo secured in the 2017 Erie County budget. With the money allocated ($2,000), the senior center purchased a new laptop, a projector, upgraded the sound system, and replaced outdated furniture in the library.  The audiovisual equipment will be used for presentations, classes, and a variety of events planned at the Center.


Majority Leader Lorigo introduces law requiring that all dental prosthetics be disclosed with their country of origin

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has introduced a law requiring the disclosure of the country of origin for any and all dental prosthetics placed into a patient’s mouth in Erie County. The law applies both to manufacturers of dental Prosthetic devices operating in Erie County as well as dentists and others who might be handling the final placement and implantation. The law was announced at a press conference held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Evolution Dental Science Dental laboratory along with Andy Jakson, CEO of Evolution Dental; Dr. Ronald Jarvis, DDS, MSD;     Joe Procopio, President of Pro-Esthetics Dental Lab; and Dr. Ian Walker DDS.