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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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February 2014 - Development agency a major tool in recent resurgence

As a member of the Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus, I am honored to serve on several influential boards that are critical to our Western New York region.

Legislator Rath opposes closure of Amherst Social Security Office

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III has co-sponsored a resolution calling on the Social Security Administration to keep the Amherst branch open. 

Legislator Rath announces funding approved to begin design work on Goodrich Road

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III announces that funding has been approved to begin critical design work on Goodrich Road reconstruction. Design is the first of many important steps toward repairing this major thoroughfare in Clarence. 

January 2014 Column - Infrastructure maintenance, business forums priorities in 2014

As the Legislature begins a new term, I am honored to be part of the majority caucus, led by the Republican Party for the first time in more than 35 years. I believe this transition comes at a critical time. This changeover will end one party rule in Erie County. The Legislature will no longer be acting as a rubberstamp for County Executive Mark Poloncarz, but instead, collaborating to best serve all taxpayers.

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.