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Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces Porterville Road Bridge, located between West Blood Road and...

In recent weeks the Erie County Legislature has addressed a few items that will benefit our elderly and vulnerable residents. I want to thank the Department of Senior Services for focusing efforts on bringing more...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that Erie County has recognized May 2017 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month to educate and protect the community. A proclamation was presented to...

The Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.


For nearly two years, I advocated tirelessly for ridesharing to be approved in Upstate New York. During that time, I worked with several local organizations and leaders to get our message to Albany, and I want 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, 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.