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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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November 2014 Column - Elected officials’ salaries should not be raised

The Erie County Legislature’s majority caucus asked residents to weigh in on the recommended salary increases for elected officials, and a large majority said they do not support raises. In an online poll, 85 percent of voters answered “no” to the question “Do you agree with the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s recommendation to raise elected officials salaries?” I completely agree with voters and will be voting against the recommendations at the Nov. 6 session.

Legislators Rath and Loughran criticize lawsuit brought forward to stop ECC North’s STEM building

Erie County Legislators Edward Rath and Thomas Loughran, who co-represent the Town of Amherst, are extremely disappointed by the action taken by Joel Giambra to stop construction of the proposed $30-million "STEM" building at Erie Community College's North Campus. Both Rath and Loughran have been supporters of the new building, fighting for funding to move the project forward and better serve the students and faculty at ECC.

Legislators focus on cutting taxes for 2015 during review of county executive’s proposed budget

The Erie County Legislature has begun to review the County Executive’s proposed 2015 budget, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Finance and Management Committee say their focus is on identifying opportunities to cut taxes.

Legislator Rath announces Business Forum to discuss how public-private partnerships are critical to growth

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, in partnership with several business agencies, will host a Business Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville to discuss future opportunities for public-private partnerships.