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Over the past week, the County Executive has been aggressive in pushing Legislators to support Erie County borrowing $188 million on behalf of ECMC.  After a thorough review of the proposal, I cannot support...

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Leader, Joseph Lorigo, Legislator for the 10th District, has been named to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) Board of Directors for...

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that a forum will be held to provide an update on Maple Road and the county’s plans to repair the roadway. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at...

This past week, Governor Cuomo took his “State of the State” address on a tour across New York.  In his speech, he made several promises and put forward a number of ambitious proposals. ...

“I was happy to hear Governor Cuomo make ridesharing a priority in his State of the State address in Buffalo.  As Governor Cuomo said today, ‘If it makes sense for downstate, it makes sense for...

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.