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Ted Morton
District 8

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895
Email: ted.morton@erie.gov

 

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Officials Advocate for Increased First Responder Grant Funding

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton joined Congressman Chris Collins and Congressman Peter King at a press conference urging an increase in first responder grant funding. The two Congressmen discussed a letter they signed and sent to the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee requesting additional funding for the Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) Grant Program and for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program.


Legislator Morton Delivers Donations to SPCA

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently delivered the pet supplies collected during his Pet Supply Drive to Executive Director Gary Willoughby at the SPCA – Serving Erie County.


April 2016 Column - Urgent Issues Before Us

As snow continues to surprise us by falling here in early April, it’s at least nice to know that spring is soon to arrive in full bloom, with it a couple of urgent issues have come before the Legislature.

Legislator Morton announces April 12 Drive-Thru Disposal event to collect drugs, needles

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County will host a Free Drive-Thru Disposal event to collect medications and needles. All prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as needles will be accepted, no questions asked.

Legislator Morton demands answers on New Stadium Working Group

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton has called on Executive Mark Poloncarz to provide answers on the status of the New Stadium Working Group. In a letter dated March 24, 2016, Legislator Morton raises questions after the announcement that the Group has been suspended.

Kidney Disease Awareness Month declared in Erie County

Erie County marked Kidney Disease Awareness Month for the first time this past month. Through a resolution sponsored by Legislator Edward Rath and Legislator Ted Morton, March was proclaimed Kidney Disease Awareness Month in perpetuity.

Erie County requests Thruway Authority release records concerning emergency response to the November ’14 storm

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus is requesting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Thruway Authority release the state records regarding the 2014 November storm, coined “Winter Storm Knife,” that buried portions of Erie County in nearly 7 feet of snow. The impact of this storm was tragic, costing millions of dollars, damaging property and taking the lives of residents. Not only were residents buried in their homes, many were stranded on roadways, including the New York State Thruway, for 36 hours.

Legislature calls on County Executive to widen William Street

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced today that a measure supporting the redesign of William Street in Lancaster was passed unanimously by the Erie County Legislature.

March 2016 Column - Helping All in Need

Last month I wrote to you regarding the ongoing opioid epidemic and plans to start a community collaboration on the issue. I recently held a roundtable discussion to discuss the opioid crisis and begin to develop plans to combat it.

Legislator Morton hosts pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), with the support of several pet supply, pet grooming, and community partners announces a pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County will begin soon. Pet food and supplies will be collected from Monday, March 14th through Monday, April 4th.