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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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Erie County, Town of Newstead Complete Historic Land Transfer

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath joined County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Town of Newstead Supervisor David Cummings, New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (NY-61), New York State Assemblymember Jane Corwin (NY-142), Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, members of the Town of Newstead Council, and community members to complete the sale of 131 acres of parkland within the County’s Akron Falls Park to the Town of Newstead.

Reconstruction of Hopkins Road ahead of schedule

For several years, a section of Hopkins Road in northern Amherst has been a major concern for residents, motorists and emergency personnel. Legislator Edward Rath recently toured the construction on Hopkins Road and is pleased to announce work is ahead of schedule. 

Legislator Rath honors Clarence’s first place Battle of the Books Team

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath placed a friendly wager with his colleagues in the Legislature on the 16th annual Battle of the Books, and on Aug. 2, when Clarence Library once again won the battle, Legislator Rath claimed victory. Today, he upheld his end of the bet, providing a pizza party and award presentation for the winning team.

July 2014 Column - Maintaining accountability in Erie County government

The Erie County Legislature utilizes its committee process to fully vet the vast majority of actionable items. Committee meetings allow the necessary time to meet with commissioners and experts to discuss the pros and cons of each decision put before us. As a result, the legislature and Erie County as a whole are more accountable for their actions.

June 2014 Column - County should explore all options to complete additional road work

When it comes to repairing the damage done to our roadways this past winter, I am discouraged that the County Executive has not been more aggressive when approaching the problem. His immediate response has been that we simply can’t do better. Instead of telling residents we can’t, we need to figure out how to say we can and deliver the services their taxes pay for.