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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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  • Chowing down for charity: Local animal lovers leap at SPCA biscuit challenge The Buffalo News – August 3, 2015 By Anne Neville Remember last summer’s ice bucket challenge, when people dumped pails of ice water on their heads to raise funds for ALS? The videos went viral. This year, people will be chowing down – on dog biscuits – for the local SPCA. Just like the ice-bucket fundraiser, people who take the Dog Biscuit Challenge tape themselves nibbling on a … read more

  • Today the wage board of New York State recommended a graduated increase of fast food workers wages to $15 an hour by 2021 in all parts of New York State except for New York City, which would increase to $15 an hour by 2018. As a long time proponent of an increase in the minimum wage I commend the board on its decision, though believe all wages regardless of where you work should be increased, not just fast food workers. … read more

  • Lancaster Bee – June 26, 2015 Morton’s column misrepresents facts I am writing in response to a recent column from Legislator Ted Morton, who misrepresented the facts regarding taxation, spending and hiring in Erie County. The legislator’s column also neglected to mention the county’s new efficiency plan, which streamlines governmental functions and should result in county taxpayers receiving a rebate check later this year. I would like to set the record straight. First, Erie County is not “one of the … read more

  • The Buffalo News – June 27, 2015 Poloncarz’s plan for tackling poverty in Erie County draws mixed reviews By Melinda Miller | News Staff Reporter | Google+ on June 27, 2015 – 5:28 PM, updated June 27, 2015 at 6:09 PM The success of Erie County’s anti-poverty plan, introduced in the spring, depends on helping people like Eman Jabbar, who struggled to find a job after emigrating from Iraq and moving to Riverside more than two years ago. After completing … read more

  • ERIE COUNTY, NY – Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement after receiving the endorsement of the Working Families Party: “I’m honored to accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party for my reelection as Erie County Executive. The Party and I have always been aligned with issues affecting hardworking men and women. As the son of a steelworker and a nurse, I understand that all work has dignity and that workers are the backbone of … read more