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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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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Weights and Measures Director appears before committee, refuses to answers questions

At today’s Finance and Management Committee, members of the Legislature questioned Edwin Gonsiorek, Director of Weights and Measures, whose division was the subject of an investigation by the Comptroller’s Office. Unfortunately, only some of the questions were answered.

Legislator Rath honors Sheriffs Deputies

Legislator Edward Rath, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, honored Erie County Sheriff Deputy Richard Lundberg Jr. and Deputy Robert Ellis at the Nov. 6, 2014 session for their heroism and service to the community. The deputies are credited with saving the life of a resident by using an AED machine provided to the Sheriff's Office by Univera Healthcare. 

November 2014 Column - Elected officials’ salaries should not be raised

The Erie County Legislature’s majority caucus asked residents to weigh in on the recommended salary increases for elected officials, and a large majority said they do not support raises. In an online poll, 85 percent of voters answered “no” to the question “Do you agree with the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s recommendation to raise elected officials salaries?” I completely agree with voters and will be voting against the recommendations at the Nov. 6 session.

Legislators Rath and Loughran criticize lawsuit brought forward to stop ECC North’s STEM building

Erie County Legislators Edward Rath and Thomas Loughran, who co-represent the Town of Amherst, are extremely disappointed by the action taken by Joel Giambra to stop construction of the proposed $30-million "STEM" building at Erie Community College's North Campus. Both Rath and Loughran have been supporters of the new building, fighting for funding to move the project forward and better serve the students and faculty at ECC.