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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton and students at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament School created cards on Feb. 8 for his 3rd annual Valentines for Veterans program. The cards will be delivered to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before the holiday to thank those serving for their commitment and sacrifice. 

We have heard a lot recently about the ongoing heroin epidemic that is plaguing our area. Many of us know of someone right here in our community who is suffering from this epidemic which has impacted people regardless of socio-economic status. This is an issue I take very personally. When I was in high school, my older brother died of a drug overdose. At 19 years old, he was robbed of his future, my mother faced the terrible pain of losing a child, and I was robbed of my older brother. That moment changed my life and has left a deep lasting scar.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton joined representatives from UFC at a press conference today at Pursue Martial Arts in Clarence to support efforts to legalize Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in New York State, which is the only state where the sport is illegal at the professional level. The press conference was part of a four-city tour in support of legislation currently before the NYS Assembly and Senate.  


I’m excited to begin a new year and term to build upon the work that the Legislature started the past two years. 2016 brings new opportunities to improve and challenges to tackle.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton was officially sworn-in for his second term during the annual reorganizational meeting of the Legislature held Jan. 7, 2016 in Old County Hall. A resident of Cheektowaga, Legislator Morton won re-election this past November.

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.