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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

‘Passports on the Move’ coming to Elma

Town Supervisor Dennis Powers, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Erie County Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo will co-host a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma.

Legislator Lorigo calls on State to change policy for placement of convicted sex offenders

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo sponsored a resolution calling on New York State to immediately and thoroughly review its policy concerning the placement of convicted sex offenders in state-operated residential housing units.

Legislator Lorigo urges State to explore all options to assist West Seneca flooding victims

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has reached out to New York State leaders asking them to explore all possible options to assist West Seneca residents whose homes were flooded earlier this month. 

January 2014 Column - Legislature’s change in leadership forces new oversight

With new leadership in place at the Erie County Legislature, increased oversight will naturally follow.  For the past two years, the County Executive had the benefit of a Democratic-controlled County Legislature.  I believe this allowed for gaps in the checks and balances between the two levels of government. 

December 2013 Column - Today's hasty decisions could have long lasting implications

As the Erie County Legislature closes out the year, some action has been taken that doesn’t reflect how I believe government should run. 

HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 3 at Aurora Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

Legislator Lorigo names Ken Hansen as November’s Citizen of Month

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is honored to announce that he has named Ken Hansen the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month for November 2013 for his tireless efforts to educate the community about the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning and to implement regulations that have made every household in New York State safer. Legislator Lorigo recognized Hansen at the Legislature’s Nov. 21 session, marking the honor by presenting Hansen with a county proclamation.

November 2013 Column - True thank you to our veterans is said with quality services

Last week our country marked Veterans Day with ceremonies and memorials honoring those who served in our armed forces. I attended several community events to pay tribute to our brave men and women in uniform and was impressed with the outpouring of support from residents.  There were several parades and ceremonies to say thank you and to recognize the true meaning of the day.

Repairs to Ridge Road in West Seneca complete

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Ridge Road in West Seneca has been repaved, repairing the serious pothole issues drivers had been dealing with for some time now.

Legislator Lorigo, Supervisor Meegan announce change at dangerous curve near Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo and West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan announce that parking is no longer allowed on Seneca Street in front of the Senior Center to improve safety along that stretch of roadway.