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Today, the Eric County Legislature approved a resolution requesting the County Executive attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in CPS and the Department of Social Services. The resolution received bipartisan (7-4)...

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City,...

Many college students are enjoying a nice break this summer before they return to classes in the fall. Unfortunately for Erie Community College students, returning in the fall just became $300 more expensive.  

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Ted Morton have requested that the county thoroughly examine a leasing option for county vehicles to determine if tax dollars could be saved. Recently, Cattaraugus County...

Members of the Erie County Legislature are extremely disappointed that the 2015-2016 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath attempted to...

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 and 2013. 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, live in West Seneca.

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.