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It is difficult some days to remember there is still good in this world. However, we don’t have to look further than our own small communities to be reminded there are many people working hard each and every...

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has released a statement following the County Executive’s announcement he has approved the local Concussion Law

Last week, as chair of the Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee, I hosted two days of informational hearings with each county office and department. The required Mid-Year Budget Hearings are...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo responds to the County Executive taking credit for the 2015 surplus.

A few weeks ago, I spoke at a rally in support of bringing ridesharing to Upstate New York. Having companies such as Uber or Lyft won’t just be positive for the City of Buffalo, but also the suburbs and rural...

Legislator Joseph Lorigo serves as Majority Leader of the Erie County Legislature. A member of the Conservative Party, he successfully ran for election in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He is honored to represent the 10th District, including Aurora, Colden, Elma, Holland, Marilla, Wales, West Seneca and the Village of East Aurora. 

He is Chairman of the Finance and Management Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of Economic Development and Energy & Environment. 

An alumni of St. Francis High School, he attended Canisius College and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in psychology. Legislator Lorigo earned both his law degree and master’s in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. While attending UB, he was a recipient of the Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Legislator Lorigo is an attorney with the Law Office of Ralph C. Lorigo. He has worked previously in the Erie County Attorney’s Office and New York State Attorney General’s Office, as well as the West Seneca Town Court as warrant clerk.

He and his wife, Jean, have a son, Charlie, and live in West Seneca.

He is a member of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Board of Directors and the Cornell Cooperative Ext. Board of Directors. 

Legislator Lorigo is involved in several professional organizations, including the Erie County Bar Association and UB Law Alumni Association. Additionally, his philanthropic involvement includes the Charles Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and attorney coach of the St. Francis High School Mock Trial Team.