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This month I wanted to talk about a new law I sponsored that will offer additional protections to our seniors residing in nursing homes and will improve access to information that is vital to families that are choosing a nursing home. Ruthie’s Law aims to respond to recent incidents of neglect occurring at nursing homes throughout our community by becoming more proactive and providing more transparency regarding incidents and their causes.  


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County is seeking local businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), coordinated through the Department of Social Services. Through this partnership, businesses provide work assignments and guidance to youths, who are paid through the agency that runs SYEP. 

Legislator Ted Morton today announced that the Legislature has declared April 2017 as Donate Life Month in Erie County.

I wanted to report this month regarding the ongoing contract dispute between the County and AFSCME Local 1095, which represents many of the blue collar workers throughout our county. These workers often work pay check to pay check and in some cases hold second jobs to make ends meet.


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.