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The Erie County Legislature approved a law that retains the professional engineer (PE) license requirement in the job description for the Department of Public Works commissioner, but does allow for...

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills and Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo released the following statements after the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority refused to attend today’s Special Informational...

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that the resolution he cosponsored supporting the repeal of the SAFE Act in Upstate New York was approved at the Thursday, March 9, 2017...

Members of the Erie County Legislature have requested that the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (ECFSA) Board appear at the next Finance and Management Committee meeting to discuss the new plan that would...

Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Bullis Road will be closed from Girdle Road to Town Line Road in the Town of Elma from Monday, March 20 through appoximately Friday, June 30 for bridge...

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.