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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 delivers educational art kits to Akron & Clarence middle schools

Thanks to a partnership between Albright Knox Art Gallery and Erie County, thousands of educational art kits are being delivered to local middle schools. On Monday, April 27, Erie County Legislator Edward Rath joined administrators at Akron and Clarence middle schools to distribute the kits to students. 

Legislator Rath support for Common Core Parental Refusal Act

The Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution on April 16 sponsored by Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward A. Rath, III and Legislator Ted Morton voicing support for the Common Core Parental Refusal Act.

Legislator Rath opposes Governor’s plan to throw more funds into failing Start-Up NY initiative

Members of the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution at the Thursday, April 16, 2015 session opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to transfer additional funding into the disappointing Start-Up NY program. Based on the program’s extremely poor results, a majority of Legislators (9-2) oppose the proposed plan.

Legislature’s Public Safety Chairman releases statement on Sheriff’s Office use of Stingray device

“The recent information released by the New York Civil Liberties Union raises some concerns regarding previous and future usage of the ‘Stingray’ device."

April 2015 Column - Designating existing funds for road work will improve county safety, quality of life

In the past week I have sponsored two pieces of vital legislation that would greatly improve critical services provided by Erie County. The first was a resolution that dealt with the E-911 wireless surcharge, and the second was a proposed local law regarding designating Auto Bureau revenue.  One of the more important roles of the Legislature is to help provide for the safety of our residents. Both of these items help accomplish those goals.