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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
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Legislator Morton announces HEAP Outreaches in Lancaster, Cheektowaga

Erie County Ted Morton announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed.   

Erie County Legislature opposes ECIDA’s policies that overregulate private business

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus approved a resolution that urges the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) to reconsider some of its recent actions that threaten to harm this region’s private business development and growth. The resolution also urges the ECIDA to refrain from pushing through policy ideas before they are properly vetted.

Legislator Morton hosts 2nd annual Food Drive to benefit local pantries

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), with the support of community partners, announces his 2nd Annual Food Drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and Tri-Community Food Pantry. Non-perishable goods will be collected from Tuesday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Dec. 14.

Many thanks to voters for support, budget process underway

I want to start this month’s column by thanking the residents of the 8th District – eastern Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Depew and Alden for trusting me with their vote and electing me to another term in the Erie County Legislature. I am proud of the work my colleagues and I accomplished in my first term, most notably creating the first tax decrease in a decade. I am honored to have earned another term to continue to make Erie County great.

Legislator Morton calls on Gov. Cuomo to increase infrastructure funding

In the wake of the recent $8.3 billion bailout from New York State to the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling on him to increase infrastructure funding for Western New York.

Legislator Ted Morton Addresses Western New York Kidney Connection

At a Meet and Greet hosted by the Western New York Kidney Connection held on September 27, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) offered a testimonial on his experience donating a kidney and great work the Kidney Connection does.

September 2015 Column - Community group forming to address growing drug issues

For my column this month I wanted to talk about a very serious issue going on in our community. As many know, Depew and Lancaster face a serious drug problem. Recently several residents of Depew brought up concerns that drug transactions are occurring on their street. The police were informed that marijuana was being grown in plain sight. There are even serious issues with drugs at Lancaster High School.

Legislator Ted Morton calls on County Executive to release ECC blueprints publically

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently called on Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to publically release the renderings of the new Erie Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Building at the North Campus.

Legislator Morton honors Depew resident Gabe Miller as Citizen of the Month

At a Legislative session held on September 3, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton honored Depew resident Gabe Miller as the September 2015 Citizen of the month.

Legislator Morton, Rite-Aid to host flu clinic at Alden Farmers Market

Legislator Ted Morton will host a flu clinic in conjunction with Rite-Aid to help protect residents against influenza this year. The clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Alden Farmer’s Market located at 13119 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004. Attendees are asked to bring their insurance card.