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Legislator Ted Morton to host Cheektowaga and Lancaster Outreach Events


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 will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.

‘These meetings are a great opportunity to meet to discuss the issues that matter to you the most, the best way I can represent you is by hearing directly from you on how the county can best serve residents,” stated Legislator Morton.

Meetings will be held at the following times:

  • Monday, July 10,  from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road
  • Tuesday, July 11, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway

Information about Senior Services, Social Services, Veteran Affairs, the County Clerk’s Office and other county departments will be available. Free notary services available.

No appointment is necessary.

For information, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or