About Mark Poloncarz
Mark C. Poloncarz is Erie County's eighth County Executive. Since taking office as Executive in January 2012, Mark has returned county government to its core mission of providing the programs and services that residents demand as effectively and efficiently as possible, while also ensuring that we invest in our libraries, arts and cultural institutions, infrastructure and address issues of poverty.
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Statement of Mark Poloncarz in response to the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president. Originally published November 9, 2016 on Facebook Since the adoption of our Constitution the American Democracy has been a perpetual work in progress. Every four years we come together to elect one person to lead us forward, though no one person can ever truly represent the diversity and differing opinions that make up the three hundred twenty million citizens of our country. Yesterday was … read more
In Erie County, the weather can change in a matter of hours and conditions can deteriorate quickly when a winter weather event strikes. It is important to be prepared in the event of such an occurrence, as well as ensuring that your family, friends, and even your pets are ready to weather the storm. While winter storms are something we’ve seen and know how to handle, other unforeseen emergencies or disasters can occur, such as flash floods, and you need … read more
Since Hillary Clinton announced her Tim Kaine as her choice for vice president there have been some grumbles from those on the left of the Democratic Party. However, I think her choice of Kaine for vice president is a good one. The most important factor in choosing a VP is whether the person is ready to be president. Tim Kaine is just that: he is a senator, former Virginia governor, former Richmond mayor and former progressive civil rights lawyer who … read more
Comments of Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive, as prepared for delivery before a vigil in remembrance and honor of the victims of the Pulse Orlando massacre on June 13, 2016 at Niagara Square, Buffalo. Today we gather to remember and honor the victims of the horrible massacre perpetrated this weekend at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 49 lives were cut short at the hands of a madman. 49 families have been destroyed because of the twisted hatred of one man. … read more
By Mark C. Poloncarz June 9, 2016 In 1787, our nation’s forefathers met in Philadelphia to draft a new set of laws to govern the fledgling United States of America. Though they could not have known it when they gathered to create, as the Preamble to the Constitution says, “a more perfect Union,” the country governed by that Constitution would still be around 229 years later, still seeking perfection. As our nation learned during the presidential primary season of 2016, … read more