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Press Releases - 2014


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.

Legislator Morton thanks community for supporting food drive

December 2014 Column - County budget includes tax rate decrease, funding for local program

Legislator Morton announces funding for Plymouth Crossroads

Legislature’s Majority Caucus cuts spending, delivers tax decrease in 2015

Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

November 2014 Column - Budget savings should be passed along to taxpayers

Legislator Morton announces food drive to benefit Alden, Tri-Community Food Pantries

Legislator Morton appointed to Legislature’s Budget Committee

Do you agree with the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s recommendation to raise elected officials salaries?

Legislator Morton asks for investigation into why county gas prices are slow to drop

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

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

Visit Buffalo Niagara president tours District with Legislator Morton

Legislator Morton announces Sept. 27 Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event

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

Legislator Morton memorializes dedicated resident as Citizen of the Month

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

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

Legislator Morton stresses importance of repairing Zurbrick Road, calls on County Executive to fulfill campaign promise

July 2014 Column - Connecting with the community through business tour

County, Town push for creek maintenance at Stony Road to avoid flooding

June 2014 Column - Has CPS been ignoring issue of excessive caseloads?

Legislator Morton calls on Poloncarz to abide by open meetings law regarding stadium working group

May 2014 Column - Funds available to complete much-needed road work

Legislator Morton outraged by lack of support for additional road work

Legislator Morton announces funding for district roadways

Community Outreach Meetings scheduled Monday, April 28 throughout district

April 2014 Column - Cooperation leads to business expansion

Legislator Morton honors Olympian Adam Page

County's Passports on the Move program to be held April 29 in Lancaster

Legislature Majority Caucus implements departmental reform initiatives

March 2014 Column - State of the County leaves unanswered questions

Legislator Morton applauds Brownie Troop 415 for a successful food drive

Download poster warning residents about utility worker scam!

Legislator Morton’s Valentines for Veterans program brings students and soldiers together

February 2014 Column - Warning to residents about imitation utility workers

Du Drop Athletic Club honored on 60th Anniversary

Legislator Morton appointed to Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board

District 8 HEAP Outreaches announced

Legislator Morton begins first term as District 8 representative