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Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


As many regular readers of my monthly column are probably aware, for the past three years I have been a major advocate of dredging Como Lake. Many residents recall years ago ice skating or boating on the lake, some even remember swimming in the lake, if you can believe that.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today urged Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to sign the Made in America Act into law following the County Executive’s public hearing on the matter, which was held on September 7th.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton commended County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of the Shared Services Panel for including his recommendation to dredge Como Lake in the County’s Finalized Shared Services Plan that will be submitted to the State of New York.


Legislator Ted Morton was born and raised in Western New York and for the last 30 years has lived in the Cheektowaga/Depew area with his wife of 34 years, Christine, and their daughter, Kristin.

He was first elected to the Legislature in 2013, taking office in January 2014. In 2015, Legislator Morton was re-elected. Legislator Morton chairs the Energy and Environment Committee. Upon his election to the Legislature, Legislator Morton chose to close the District 8 Office, saving taxpayers money. To best serve his constituents, Legislator Morton hosts outreach meetings and is available to meet with residents throughout the district.

As a self-employed financial planner who helps families, small business owners, and non-for-profits invest wisely, Legislator Morton has brought his motto, “every penny counts when planning for the future,” with him to the Legislature.

Legislator Morton serves as a board member for WNY Kidney Connection, which connects individuals in immediate need of a new kidney with those caring enough to donate. After reading an article in the Buffalo News about two women brought together by WNY Kidney Connection, he felt the need to get involved. In June 2009, he donated a kidney to a stranger through Kidney Connection and continues to be very involved with the group’s mission.

Through his involvement in the community, he has worked as an advocate for taxpayers. Legislator Morton is a 20-year member of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, serving on their Business & Government Affairs Committee to help shape policies supported by small business owners that help protect family businesses. He is an active member of the Dick Urban Community Association and recently became a charter member of the Lancaster Kiwanis Club.