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Peter J. Savage, III


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Erie County Legislature Chair Peter Savage participated in Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony for Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) new Emergency and Trauma Center. 

On March 15, 2018 Erie County Legislature Chair Peter Savage, presented Thomas and Alice Eoannou with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for March 2018, in recognition of their pivotal...

Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter J. Savage, III was joined by Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn to announce his support for passage of the Child Victims Act. The bill would empower...

Legislature Chair Peter Savage, Legislator Patrick Burke, and community members joined Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz as he signed a local law banning conversion therapy in Erie County into effect....

Erie County Legislature Chair Peter Savage is pleased to announce that the Erie County Department of Social Services has issued the 2018 Operation Primetime request for proposals for qualified agencies interested...

PETER SAVAGE

ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATOR

 

 

Peter Savage is the Erie County Legislator for the 3rd Legislative District which includes the Black Rock, Riverside, North Buffalo, Village of Kenmore, and Town of Tonawanda communities.  Since his appointment and election to the Erie County Legislature in 2014, Legislator Savage has distinguished himself as an effective and responsive leader for the community, helping to secure significant funding for cultural organizations, libraries, and critical infrastructure projects. Legislator Savage was elected Chair of the Legislature in January of 2018 after Democrats retook the majority in the 2017 election.

 

Recognized for his “hands on” leadership style and accessibility, Legislator Savage led the effort to address the longstanding drainage issues at the Kenmore Avenue viaduct at the gateway to Riverside, and played a key role in the recent improvements at Black Rock Canal Park, and the recently opened Tonawanda Rails to Trails Project.  He also was the lead sponsor to Erie County’s new public health law restricting the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in indoor public places, and sponsored much needed legislation requiring pawn shops to be licensed and to hold property prior to resale to help ensure it was not stolen.

 

A 2003 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, Legislator Savage is also a practicing attorney with 13 years of experience. Prior to his service on the Erie County Legislature, he worked in local government for 19 years, most recently serving as the City of Buffalo’s Senior Deputy Corporation Counsel where he was the second managing attorney for the city’s legal department, and assisted in the negotiation of the HarborCenter project.  Legislator Savage has also worked as the Buffalo Housing Court Prosecutor, prosecuting thousands of quality of life cases on behalf of the community, and served as counsel to the Buffalo Common Council, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. 

 

A lifelong resident of the City of Buffalo, Legislator Savage was born and raised on the West Side and is currently a homeowner in North Buffalo, where he lives with his wife, Leila, and their two daughters, Molly and Erin.