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Legislator Ted Morton Honors Lancaster Resident, Dick Young, as Citizen of the Month


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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 Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

“Dick has been a longtime advocate for Lancaster and the firefighting community, having dedicated his life to providing quality firefighting equipment. More recently, Dick established the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting. He has had a huge impact, highlighting the incredible work of our first responders,” said Legislator Morton.

Dick Young has been a lifelong Lancaster resident, graduating from Lancaster High School where he played football. Dick worked for his father’s fire truck business before establishing his own company. Dick played a key role in creating the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting and recently co-wrote a book, detailing the history of the Town of Lancaster.

Each Legislator chooses a resident to honor as a Citizen of the Month, highlighting a person who has given back to the community. A proclamation is presented, officially naming the honoree as the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month.