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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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December 2013 Column - Deferring pension obligation not in the best interest of taxpayers

Pension costs are a massive expense for municipalities that continues to rise every year. Next year Erie County’s pension obligation totals $40 million, and although it is a significant cost, we have a responsibility to pay this bill. 

Legislator Rath to host fundraiser for Clarence Library

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath will host a Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser to benefit the Clarence Library from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. The event is being held during Fire Safety Day, presented by the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company. 

October 2013 Column - Support More Caseworkers Instead Of More Management

Over the past few years, the Erie County Department of Social Services has failed to protect some of our most vulnerable children. Three tragedies have taken place that should have been prevented; and three young children have been lost due to failures that must be corrected immediately.

Legislator Rath announces free, guided walk at Akron Falls Park

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk at Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The walk is part of the “Be Active Erie County!” series to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Minority Caucus pleased with snowplow contract agreement

The Erie County Legislature’s Minority Caucus is pleased that the administration and towns have come to an agreement to ensure that county roads will be plowed this winter.