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Mark Poloncarz

About Mark

Mark C. Poloncarz is Erie County's eighth County Executive. Since taking office as Erie County Executive in January 2012, Mark has worked to change the culture of Erie County government and return it to its core mission: provide the programs and services that residents and taxpayers demand as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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  • November 15, 2015 Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and a call from an Erie County Legislator to block immigration from war-torn countries: “Our thoughts go out to our brethren in France and we stand by our French compatriots after this horrible attack. On Friday evening immediately after the Paris attacks I contacted Central Police Services Commissioner John Glascott and Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth, Jr. … read more

  • City and State – BY Justin Sondel NOV 07, 2015,-poloncarz-looking-to-move-beyond-buffalo-buffalo.html Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s constituents sent him a clear message in his landslide re-election this week: Keep going. Shortly after receiving a concession call from his opponent, Republican Assemblyman Ray Walter, the Democratic incumbent stood with his family and declared victory to his gathered supporters in a banquet room of the Hotel @ Lafayette, a lavishly restored century-old building that was a dilapidated flop house just a few … read more

  • The Buffalo News – Everybody’s Column – October 28, 2015 Everywhere you turn, there are good things happening in Erie County: new growth at the waterfront, population growth and unemployment numbers dropping. But the best part of it all, for me, is the turnaround of the Bethlehem Steel site. The Canadian company Welded Tube has set up shop and is manufacturing new steel tubes where the old steel plant used to be. As a Lackawanna native, I thought when Bethlehem … read more

  •   OCTOBER 28, 2015   CONTACT: Peter Anderson / Phone: (716)858-8500 / Mobile: (716) 270-7842     Life-sized portraits created by local artist showcase first six Erie County Executives   ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by former Erie County Executives Ed Rutkowski, Dennis Gorski and Joel Giambra and relatives of former Erie County Executive B. John Tutuska for the public unveiling of six life-sized portraits painted by local artist Mary Smith that … read more

  • The Buffalo News Editorial Board – October 25, 2015 In the end, Erie County voters have only one serious choice for county executive. Democratic incumbent Mark C. Poloncarz falls short of being a slam dunk, but he has done more than enough to warrant re-election. Also favoring Poloncarz are the divisive and misleading strategies of his Republican opponent. Assemblyman Raymond W. Walter has anchored his campaign in a proposal that would hurt Buffalo just as the city is starting to … read more