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Legislator Ted Morton Continues Summer Listening Tour


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.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton began his yearly summer listening tour this week that will have him visiting with residents in Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Depew and Alden.


“During the summer months I like to make an extra effort to keep my ear to the ground in our community by going door to door to listen to the concerns of our residents. It’s easy to find yourself inside a bubble as an elected official so I think it’s critical that I go directly to my constituents to learn about the things that matter most to them,” stated Morton.


Morton has set a goal to knock on 10,000 doors over the next few months to get as much feedback as possible.


“I think this is a great way to communicate with the residents of Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Depew, and Alden, I love hearing their thoughts on government and how we can serve the public better,” concluded Morton.


Residents are always encouraged to contact Legislator Morton by phone at 858-8856 or by email at