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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
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Legislator Morton asks for investigation into why county gas prices are slow to drop

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requesting that he fully investigate the reason(s) why gas prices in Erie County drop at a far slower rate than across New York State and the United States. As a result of the investigation, Legislator Morton wants to see corrective action taken and county residents provided relief at the gas pump in a timely manner.

October 2014 Column -- Plan to raise elected officials salaries not supported

Last week the Citizens Salary Review Commission released its report, calling for salary increases for the county executive, comptroller, sheriff and clerk. It was the first report since 2004 and analyzed the fact that elected officials’ salaries hadn’t been raised since 1996.

Legislator Morton, Rite-Aid to host Flu Clinic at Lancaster Farmers Market

Legislator Ted Morton and Rite-Aid will host a Flu Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Lancaster Farmers Market, 4913 Transit Road. Attendees must be 18 or older and are asked to bring their insurance card. The flu vaccine is covered in full under most insurance plans. 

Visit Buffalo Niagara president tours District with Legislator Morton

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently welcomed Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler to the eastern section of Erie County to tour sites in the municipalities he represents.

Legislator Morton announces Sept. 27 Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that Erie County, local agencies and businesses are partnering to set up collection sites for a Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event.

September 2014 Column - Elder Abuse Seminars important for all to attend

In Erie County, more than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported annually, and some experts believe that is far from the actual number of offenses. Unfortunately, some victims are suffering right in front of us and we don't see it. It could be a family member, friend, fellow churchgoer, a neighbor or an acquaintance. The more vigilant we are as a community, the better chance we have of identify and stopping elder abuse. 

Legislator Morton memorializes dedicated resident as Citizen of the Month

When it came time to name his Citizen of the Month, Erie County Legislator Ted Morton said he immediately thought of one resident who had left his mark on the community and whose contributions still have an impact after his passing. 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in memory of a friend who passed away after years of battling the disease. Along with his colleagues, Legislator Pat Burke and Legislator Peter Savage, the rookie Legislators were challenged by County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw.

County Executive's request to NFL highlights need for transparency during stadium discussions

Legislator Ted Morton is pleased that the County Executive has taken steps to gather appropriate information from the National Football League to determine if a new stadium is necessary to make the Buffalo Bills viable, however, the request to obtain access to the team's financial books, reiterates Legislator Morton's position that transparency is critical to the process. A position that the County Executive hasn't supported himself.