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Legislator Ted Morton Addresses Western New York Kidney Connection


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

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.

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.

“Several years ago I saw a story about the WNY Kidney Connection and how there is often a substantial waiting list. I was inspired listening to the stories and called offering to see if I could help, they ultimately found I was a match for a gentleman in need and I donated one of my kidneys. It was an incredibly emotional moment in my life and I strongly encourage the public to consider getting involved, you never know, you might save a life.”

The Western New York Kidney Connection is an organization dedicated to connecting those in need of kidney with potential donors. There is a large waiting list of over 500 in Buffalo alone and the Kidney Connection works to reduce the backlog. For more information check out their website at