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Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that funding has been approved to repair East & West Road in West Seneca. At the Sept. 7 session, the Legislature approved a resolution allocating...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is asking Amazon to consider Erie County for its second North American headquarters. Majority Leader Lorigo took steps Thursday to move Erie County forward in...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo reminds residents that rabies baits were dropped throughout Erie County the past few weeks. Held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Annunciation Church, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, is one of several sites for the next series of Erie County Senior Services' Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes....

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.

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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 Economic Development Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of Energy & Environment. 

He is a Board Member for the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Albright-Knox Art Gallery Board of Directors, and the Cornell Cooperative Ext. Board of Directors. 

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.

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 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 was the attorney coach of the St. Francis High School Mock Trial Team for several years. 

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