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Edward A. Rath III

Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8818
Edward.Rath@erie.gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislator Rath provides additional funding for district community organizations

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III is pleased to announce that the 2018 Erie County budget will include funding for several key organizations located in his district. Approved at the Dec. 7, 2017 session, Legislator Rath secured a significant investment for the community.

December 2017 Column - Law enforcement, emergency services highlight efforts to keep community safe

I first want to start by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. My wife, Amy, and I look forward to spending time with our three daughters, who are growing up far too fast, and my family and friends. Please remember to celebrate responsibly, and use caution on the roadways if the weather turns bad. 

Legislator Rath’s Theft of Valor Law clears final hurdle

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that his Erie County Theft of Valor Law has officially become law. Approved by the Legislature and signed by the County Executive, the Theft of Valor Law makes it a crime to impersonate a veteran or member of the military for financial gain. Those found guilty of would face criminal misdemeanor charges and fines.

Majority Caucus supports proposal to eliminate fee veterans are required to pay to obtain their military records

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus sponsored a resolution at Thursday’s session in support of proposal that would eliminate fees charged to veterans and/or their next of kin to obtain records. The bill, H.R. 4325, was recently introduced by Rep. Brian Higgins. 

HEAP Applications being accepted, Outreach planned Dec. 1 at Newstead Library

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that HEAP applications are being accepted. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households. Complete HEAP information can be found HERE.