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Legislator Morton begins first term as District 8 representative


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At the Aug. 18, 2017 special session, the Erie County Legislature passed Legislator Ted Morton’s Made in America Act. Pending approval by the County Executive, the law amends the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be for goods manufactured or produced in the United States.


The Erie County Legislature has approved Legislator Ted Morton’s recommendation to the Erie County Shared Services Panel to dredge Como Lake.


For far too long we’ve seen foreign manufacturers take advantage of cheap labor and watched them make inferior products.   This has led to decades of loss to local manufacturing jobs, an economic blow still felt today. To help fight this, recently we saw New York State approve a new provision to require American made steel and resources for transportation projects. This inspired me to introduce the “Made in America Act” in Erie County.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton today introduced the Made in America Act. The proposed law would amend the Erie County Charter to require that all county purchases over $10,000 be manufactured in the United States and all contracts for services over $10,000 are made with entities in the United States.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) commented today on the results from last year’s public input focus groups on the Erie County Park System, which showed that 87 percent of those surveyed listed lake quality as a top priority for improvement.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton was officially sworn in as the next representative for District 8 – Alden, Cheektowaga & Lancaster during the annual reorganizational meeting of the Legislature, held Jan, 2 in Old County Hall. A resident of Cheektowaga, Legislator Morton was elected in November to his first term.

 

“I am honored to serve in the Erie County Legislature representing Cheektowaga, Lancaster and Alden and have committed my focus to cost savings, which will in turn benefit the taxpayers. Erie County is one of the highest taxes counties in the country and as Legislators we must do everything we can to minimize the burden. As a long-time member of many taxpayer and community organizations, I know the struggles that families are dealing with and I bring that knowledge with me to the Legislature,” said Legislator Morton.   

 

Legislator Morton, a registered Republican, joins the Majority Caucus, the first Republican-led Majority in 36 years. He has been named Chairman of the Energy & Environment Committee, and will serve as vice chair of the Health, Human Services Committee.

 

Upon taking office, Legislator Morton closed the district office, saving taxpayer money. He believes that he and his staff can better serve residents by hosting District Outreaches and meeting directly with residents at a time and place that is convenient for them.

 

Legislator Morton can be reached at 858-8856 or by emailing ted.morton@erie.gov.