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Recently, I read an article about the newly created Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network of Erie County and noted a startling statistic: only 5 percent of elder abuse cases are reported. It is...

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo and the county’s Department of Environment and Planning will host a Radon Awareness Outreach at West Seneca’s Main Street Marketplace to educate residents about elevated levels of radon in Erie...

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that the Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora and Boys and Girls Club of Holland have received Summer Primetime funding to support seasonal programming.

The Erie County Legislature has unanimously approved a resolution requesting that the County Executive issue a Declaration of Need for the upcoming RAN borrowing. 

Erie County is striving to bring smart business practices to county government. This allows for services to be provided more efficiently and delivered without raising taxes. By implementing procedures...

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.