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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...

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that Cornell Cooperative Extension, in East Aurora, has received 2016 Primetime Funding for the first time. The organization will receive $7,500 to provide...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo recently recognized two local veterans for their service and sacrifice. Proclamations were presented to Lance Corporal Mark Beyers and Corporal Mark O’...

Recently the Erie County Legislature’s 11 members have come together to work on several key initiatives and I am extremely proud of the work we have accomplished. The Legislature unanimously approved a plan...

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo joined Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, members of the Western New York State Delegation, Erie County Legislators, Buffalo Common Council Members, representatives of...

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.