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Ted Morton
District 8

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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
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Erie County requests Thruway Authority release records concerning emergency response to the November ’14 storm

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus is requesting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Thruway Authority release the state records regarding the 2014 November storm, coined “Winter Storm Knife,” that buried portions of Erie County in nearly 7 feet of snow. The impact of this storm was tragic, costing millions of dollars, damaging property and taking the lives of residents. Not only were residents buried in their homes, many were stranded on roadways, including the New York State Thruway, for 36 hours.

Legislature calls on County Executive to widen William Street

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced today that a measure supporting the redesign of William Street in Lancaster was passed unanimously by the Erie County Legislature.

March 2016 Column - Helping All in Need

Last month I wrote to you regarding the ongoing opioid epidemic and plans to start a community collaboration on the issue. I recently held a roundtable discussion to discuss the opioid crisis and begin to develop plans to combat it.

Legislator Morton hosts pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), with the support of several pet supply, pet grooming, and community partners announces a pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County will begin soon. Pet food and supplies will be collected from Monday, March 14th through Monday, April 4th.

Legislator Morton, local students to send cards to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton and students at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament School created cards on Feb. 8 for his 3rd annual Valentines for Veterans program. The cards will be delivered to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before the holiday to thank those serving for their commitment and sacrifice. 

February Column - An Epidemic in Need of Action

We have heard a lot recently about the ongoing heroin epidemic that is plaguing our area. Many of us know of someone right here in our community who is suffering from this epidemic which has impacted people regardless of socio-economic status. This is an issue I take very personally. When I was in high school, my older brother died of a drug overdose. At 19 years old, he was robbed of his future, my mother faced the terrible pain of losing a child, and I was robbed of my older brother. That moment changed my life and has left a deep lasting scar.

Legislator Morton joins UFC in support of legalizing MMA in NYS

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton joined representatives from UFC at a press conference today at Pursue Martial Arts in Clarence to support efforts to legalize Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in New York State, which is the only state where the sport is illegal at the professional level. The press conference was part of a four-city tour in support of legislation currently before the NYS Assembly and Senate.  

January 2016 Column - A New Year, New Term

I’m excited to begin a new year and term to build upon the work that the Legislature started the past two years. 2016 brings new opportunities to improve and challenges to tackle.

Legislator Morton sworn-in for second term

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton was officially sworn-in for his second term during the annual reorganizational meeting of the Legislature held Jan. 7, 2016 in Old County Hall. A resident of Cheektowaga, Legislator Morton won re-election this past November.

Legislator Morton’s 2nd annual Food Drive a success, greatly benefits local food pantries

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton thanks everyone who donated to his second annual food drive benefitting the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry, Trinity Pantry and Tri-Community Food Pantry. In all, it took several carloads to deliver the food from the collection sites to the food pantries the week of Dec. 14.