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Earlier this week I joined some of my colleagues in the Majority Caucus to discuss road conditions at a press event and bring attention to just a few of the many roadways that need repair. The next day, I met with...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has submitted a law to ensure that Erie County employees who are serving our country receive their full county pay while on military personnel leave....

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo: “I am happy to hear the County Executive agrees with Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, the independent Charter Review Commission, and the Erie County...

Erie County Legislators Joseph Lorigo and Lynne Dixon met with some of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County’s (CCE Erie) 4-H Youth Community Action Network (CAN) teen leader interns, who were the...

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors, announces that Cornell Cooperative Extension is currently working with a consultant on a Capital Project...

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.