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Amherst, NY- Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) is announcing that a HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) workshop for the fifth legislative district will be held at the Harlem Road Community Center 4255...

Erie County, NY- On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Erie County Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee passed a resolution authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with Kideney Architects for the Erie...

Erie County, NY- Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) would like to encourage residents in need to take advantage of the Erie County Department of Health 2014 Free Rabies Clinic to be held at Erie Community...

Buffalo, NY – At a regular session of the Erie County Legislature, held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved the Erie Community College 2014-2015 budget. Legislator Thomas A. Loughran...

            Erie County Legislator Edward Rath (R-Amherst), left, and County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst), right, present the May 2013 Erie County Legislature Citizen of the...

Successful businessman for 26 years; owner/operator of Loughran's Restaurant, 4543 Main Street, Snyder, NY 14226, 839-0283.

Tom established Loughran's Restaurant in 1979 at 2067 Kensington Avenue, Amherst. The business expanded in 1983 and by 1992 needed to expand once again. Not wanting to leave an empty storefront behind, Tom sold the business, which is currently in operation as The First Place.

Acting as his own contractor, Tom oversaw the purchase and renovation of the current location which is celebrating its 12th successful year at 4543 Main Street, employing 15 people.

Active Community Participation

Through the years, Tom has involved himself in various charitable, political and community organizations. Tom is still an active member in most today.

  • Former Amherst Councilman, liaison to Sidewalk Committee and Cable Television Committee
  • Hosts the annual Loughran's fundraiser for St. Vincent DePaul Society
  • Former Amherst Planning Board member
  • Established the Buffalo Alumni Cup 5K run for Women's and Children's Hospital in memory of Kenny Kaiser
  • Trained for and ran in the San Diego Marathon in support of Leukemia Lymphoma Research
  • Attended Amherst Citizen Police Training Academy
  • Formed committee to establish Friends of Snyder - a business and neighbors stakeholder group for neighborhood improvement
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Clean Communities of WNY 2004 -2005
  • A director with the Gaelic League charitable foundation for building of community relations with Ireland

Tom's contributions to the community have been noted by the St. Vincent DePaul Top Hat Award and recognition for fundraising from Women's and Children's' Hospital Lung Unit. Tom has also received recognition from Erie County for Loughran's 20th anniversary in business.

Life Long Amherst Resident

Tom attended Saint Aloysius Elementary and SS Peter and Paul Schools, going on to Williamsville High School and receiving his BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo in 1976. Tom has two grown children and resides in Snyder.