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As this column hits newsstands, I will be arriving in Washington D.C. to participate in a panel discussion at the invitation of the White House to discuss tax reform. This invitation comes at a time when taxpayers...

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that the HEAP application process is open. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs...

Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has received and accepted a formal invitation from the President’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to discuss Tax Reform at The White...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has named Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center (CPC) as the November 2017 Citizens of the Month in recognition of the members’ relentless and...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has submitted a law that protects Erie County Cold War veterans’ property tax exemption.


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.