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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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Legislators introduce local law to give voters the right to decide on term limits for county officials

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, along with co-sponsors Chairman John Mills, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Kevin Hardwick have introduced a proposed local law that would give voters the right to decide on term limits for Erie County’s elected officials. The timeline calls for the referendum to be on the ballot in the November 2015 election.

February 2015 Column - ECIDA projects create, retain jobs

I recently completed my first year on the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, a year that included a lot of exciting projects and reform within the ECIDA. The ECIDA’s partnership with local businesses is critical to Western New York’s economic development. In addition to the tax incentive programs often related to the IDA, I continue to advocate for new policies for local businesses to help them expand and thrive here in Erie County.

Community Enrichment Committee approves architect to design STEM Building

The Erie County Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee approved the contract to hire the architect to design the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Building at Erie Community College’s North Campus. Committee Chairman Kevin Hardwick and Vice Chairman Edward Rath announced the approval of Kideney Architects following the Thursday, February 05, 2015 meeting.

Legislator Rath honors Clarence Center Firefighters

On Saturday, Jan. 24, Erie County Legislator Edward Rath presented a proclamation to Dale Honsberger, a 65-year member of the Clarence Center Fire Company. Mr. Honsberger was honored during the annual installation dinner. A proclamation was also presented to 50-year member Arlington Smith. 

Legislators request change in state law to require copays for inmates

Legislator Edward Rath and Legislator Joseph Lorigo have introduced a resolution to the Erie County Legislature that requests New York State approve legislation that would require inmates to pay a copay for healthcare they receive while incarcerated. Without state approval, Erie County is not able to impose this charge, which would save tax dollars.