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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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September 2014 Column - Economic development forums encourage collaboration on projects

On Friday, Aug. 22, I had the pleasure of joining Tully Rinckey PLLC to celebrate its Western New York office expansion. The law firm, like many businesses, is growing during a very exciting time in our community. The rebirth in Erie County, from downtown to the suburbs, has injected a sense of confidence and optimism that we have not seen in decades. This new investment and growth is also a powerful combination of new and existing companies.

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.