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Thomas A. Loughran
District 5


District Office:
4549 Main Street, Suite 203
Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone: 836-0198
Fax: 836-0199
Email: Thomas.Loughran@erie.gov

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Tom Loughran Champions Reform at the E.C. Water Authority

Erie County 5th District Legislator and Minority Leader Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) has submitted a resolution calling on the Erie County Water Authority to eliminate language that makes it possible for people with no public utility management credentials to serve as the agency's executive director.

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Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) has voted to assure the WNY Congressional delegation that Meals on Wheels, funded through the Community Block Grant Program, and the Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as HEAP, are crucial to the health and safety of Amherst Seniors.

 "This vote asks the delegation to reject any cuts to these important quality of life programs that many Amherst Seniors and other WNYers count on to remain safely and comfortably, in the community, with family, friends and neighbors" stated Minority Leader Loughran.

Legislator Loughran and his fellow legislators unanimously passed resolutions at the regular session of the legislature on Thursday, March 23. Standing in Unity with the WNY Congressional Delegation to Ensure the Viability of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Meals on Wheels Program. 

"Topping Off" the Long Awaited STEM Building at ECC North

Amherst, NY- Erie County 5th District Legislator and Minority Leader Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) joined Erie Community College President Jack Quinn, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, College staff & students and construction personnel for the ceremonial “topping-off” of the college’s long-awaited STEM-focused academic building at the ECC North Campus on February 27, 2017.

"The County investment in state of the art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facilities will prepare our young people for the jobs of the future.  There is no better investment than an investment in our children," stated Legislator Loughran.

Legislator Tom Loughran signing beam

2017 Free Tax Preparation from UB School of Management

IRS-certified accounting students from the School of Management will again provide free tax-preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $54,000.

Area residents and students with annual incomes below $54,000 are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, which will be held on the North and South campuses. The IRS estimates that using such free services can save taxpayers $100 to $300 in preparation fees. For more information, including required documentation, please visit Mgt.buffalo.edu/freetaxprep.

Dates, Times and Locations:

South Campus- 403 Hayes Hall: Free tax preparation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. North Campus- Jacobs Management Center: Free tax preparation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2 and 15 in 112 Jacobs Management Center, and on April 8 and 9 in 122 Jacobs Management Center.

The documentation needed for participants and answers to FAQS can be found online here .

Send requests for more information to mgt-freetaxprep@buffalo.edu or call 716-857-1955. A student volunteer will reply within two business days.

Legislator Tom Loughran Honors Mike Flynn as Erie County Legislature Citizen of the Month

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran presented lifelong Amherst resident Mike Flynn with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award at the regular session of the Legislature held on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

The Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award was created to recognize outstanding members of the community, and the latest member of this distinguished group is Edward Michael Flynn. 

“Mike has dedicated his life to serving the community.  He’s been a strong advocate for the poor and disadvantaged in Erie County.  I am honored to present him with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award in recognition of his dedication to our community throughout the years,” stated Legislator Tom Loughran.

Mike Flynn is a Past President, former “Irishman of the Year” and the Co-Founder of the Amherst Gaelic League, which has raised funds for the Belfast Summer Relief Program since 1971.  The money raised provides transportation for Catholic and Non-Catholic grammar school children from Northern Ireland to the United States.  The children spend six weeks with Western New York families, to promote understanding and the American way of life.