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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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Legislator Rath releases statement on IDA’s new regulatory policy

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III has released the following statement opposing the Erie County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors’ approval of a Pay Equity Policy that, as written, is redundant and burdensome for businesses.

Legislator Rath's advocacy brings Federal attention to Tonawanda Creek Road collapse

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III was pleased to see U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer at the site of the Tonawanda Creek Road collapse in Clarence on Monday, following Legislator Rath’s request made to federal representatives to direct funding to projects such as this.

July 2015 Column - Farms feature unique summer activities

Evident by the number of posts about it in my Facebook newsfeed, strawberry picking is a favorite summer tradition. Greg’s U-Pick Farm, located at 9270 Lapp Road in Clarence Center and owned by the Sandy and Greg Spoth, is one of the most popular spots around. This year has been one of its best strawberry crops in recent years, but picking could only go as late as the beginning of July but that is weather dependent, so don’t wait. If you do happen to miss out on strawberry season, Greg’s U-Pick also has blueberries (mid-July to mid-August) and blackberries and red raspberries (mid-August – mid-September).

Legislator Rath names St. Gregory the Great’s Father Biernat as June’s Citizen of the Month

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is pleased to announce that Father Leon J. Biernat, Pastor from St. Gregory the Great Church, has been named the June 2015 Citizen of the Month. Father Biernat was recognized at the June 25, 2015 session and honored with a proclamation highlighting his contributions to Erie County.

Legislators disappointed that ECC budget includes tuition hike

Members of the Erie County Legislature are extremely disappointed that the 2015-2016 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath attempted to amend the proposed budget to remove the second consecutive tuition hike. The budget was approved as proposed by a vote of 8-3 with Legislators Lorigo, Morton and Rath voting against.