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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, Rite-Aid to host Free Flu Clinic on Sept. 21 at Clarence Town Hall

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is partnering with Rite-Aid to host a Community Flu Clinic for residents, 18 and older, who wish to vaccinate against influenza. The flu vaccination is free with most insurance, and attendees are required to bring their insurance card.

Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic scheduled for Sept. 16 at ECC North

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath encourages pet owners to attend the County’s upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

September 2015 Column - Changing of the seasons brings with it budget talks

This week the Erie County Legislature officially returned to session after the August recess, getting ready for what is the busiest time of the year: budget season. As the County Executive prepares the proposed 2016 budget I encourage him to take the necessary steps to reduce the tax rate and bring much-needed relief to the residents of Erie County. The Legislature has shown that through smart budgeting we can reduce spending and lower the tax rate, and we accomplished just that last year.  

Legislator Rath announces replacement of Clarence Center Road Bridge

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III announces that Clarence Center Road will be closed from Transit Road to Newhouse Road beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2. The closure is expected to be in place until Dec. 4 or when the replacement of Clarence Center Road Bridge over Gott Creek is complete.

August 2015 Column - Minimum wage hike for fast food employees going to cause ripple effect

On July 30, the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution opposing the recommended minimum wage increase for fast food workers to $15 an hour. As the largest upstate county in New York, I believe Erie County has a responsibility to make a statement on this issue and send a message downstate that this recommendation is worrisome and bad for the state.