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Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo -
District 10

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: 858-8922
Fax: 858-8895
Email: joseph.lorigo@erie.gov

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Legislator Lorigo tours the Village of East Aurora with
Minority Leader John Mills.

Touring the Roycroft Campus' Power House on Jan. 27, 2012
with Legislator John Mills and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.

Queen of Heaven students created handmade cards
as part of the 2012 Valentines for Veterans program.

Kiwanis March 2012
Legislator Lorigo was the guest speaker at the West
Seneca Kiwanis Club's March 7, 2012 meeting. He is
joined by Kiwanis President Don Rauscher and
Kiwanis Past Lt. Governor & Program Chair Eric Paul.

 


Crista Botticello, owner of Ooo La La Boutique in East
Aurora, was honored during the April 5, 2012 session
for creating a scholarship program for high school seniors.

 


Julia Shea received a proclamation in recognition of being
a Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2012 Chambers
Choice honoree. Legislator Lorigo was proud to sponsor
Shea at the event.
(Photo courtesy of Joseph Stanek)


Doug Swift was recognized for his service as president
of the Roycroft Campus Corporation for seven years.
Legislator Lorigo presented the proclamation during the
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Power House in April 2012.


Legislator Lorigo and a Meals on Wheels volunteer
deliver meals to a resident. 


Students from Marilla Primary School in the Iroquois
School District listened as Legislator Lorigo read,
"Seed, Soil and Sun"  on March 19, 2012 during
Agricultural Literacy Week.

 

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo, right, named
Joseph Cantafio of West Seneca as December’s Citizen
of the Month. Mr. Cantafio was joined by his wife, Karen,
and three sons, from left, John, Paul, and Daniel at the
Dec. 6, 2012 Erie County Legislative Session. 

Marykate Hoffman and Daniel Kelley, educators at The
Gow School, recently received recognition from
the International Multisensory Structured Language Education
Council. Legislator Lorigo honored them during an assembly
held at the school on Dec. 7, 2012.  

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

June 2014 Column - Using smart business practices benefits government, taxpayers

Erie County is striving to bring smart business practices to county government. This allows for services to be provided more efficiently and delivered without raising taxes. By implementing procedures that streamline county business, we have been able to identify cost savings and provide better services with the taxes currently collected.

Majority Leader Lorigo calls for resignation of Social Services Commissioner

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is calling for the resignation of Erie County’s Department of Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert-Maurer following reports that Child Protective Services, the department which she oversees, was investigating the case involving the 8-year-old North Buffalo boy whose mother is charged with his death.

May 2014 Column - Legislature’s midyear budget hearings critical for monitoring

Believe it or not, in just a few weeks we will have reached the halfway point of 2014. Perhaps the year seems longer for some due to the long, harsh winter, but hopefully we have seen the end of freezing temperatures for at least a few months, which will allow crews to get necessary roadwork done. 

Legislator Lorigo announces funding for district roadways

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces the proposed 2014 Road Project List includes funding to repair roadways throughout his district. 

April 2014 Column - County Legislature taking necessary steps to get ‘shovels in the ground’ as soon as possible

The necessary nuisances of lane closures and detours will be appearing around Erie County as road construction projects get underway. Unfortunately, we do not yet know which county roads are being repaired this year.

Legislator Lorigo partners with Daisy Troop to thank members of law enforcement

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo partnered with his nieces, Adriana and Alaina Lorigo, members of Daisy Troop 31147, to deliver several boxes of Girl Scout cookies to officers, dispatchers and staff at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Elma Substation, East Aurora Police Department and West Seneca Police Department on April 1, 2014 to thank them for everything they do to keep our community safe.

Legislature applauds Sheriff's Office's award-winner Veterans Housing Unit

The Erie County Legislature recognized the Erie County Sheriff's Office for receving the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute’s 2014 “Innovative Program Award” for the implementation of the Veterans Housing Unit at the Holding Center.

March 2014 Column - County considers law to assist police in recovering stolen items

When a home is burglarized, the aftermath can be extremely toiling for the homeowner. Aside from having your security invaded, the victim is left dealing with the loss of personal items. In many cases, such as when jewelry or precious antiques are taken, memories and emotions are taken with those items. Too often, these irreplaceable items are never returned.

Legislature Majority Caucus implements departmental reform initiatives

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus continues to implement initiatives that will improve efficiency and accountability within the Legislature. Starting in March, the entire Legislative staff was placed on the county’s electronic payroll swipe system; ensuring employees are accountable for their time worked.

Legislator Lorigo to host Community Outreach Meetings at senior centers in March

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo will host Community Outreach Meetings in March to discuss county issues and provide updates on various items.