Watch Mark Poloncarz’s Jan. 9 Speech at the Rally to Save New Era Jobs

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Mark Poloncarz

About Mark Poloncarz

Mark C. Poloncarz is Erie County New York'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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  • By Mark C. Poloncarz and Steven Bellone It’s critical to highlight the efforts counties of New York State are engaged in to combat the abuse of opioids. Erie County and Suffolk County, the largest suburban communities in New York, are working independently and with the state to head off this sinister epidemic. Now is the time to acknowledge and confront the enormity of the opioid crisis, its impact on people across New York, and come together to continue working at … read more

  • Originally published in Bee Newspapers January 2, 2019 As we move through winter and even into the early spring, there will always be a possibility of snow accumulation. If you have a plow service clearing snow from your driveway or property, be sure the contractor does not deposit excess snow in the street, on a neighbor’s property or in an area that blocks pedestrian access to sidewalks. Each week, Clarence police reports indicate an abundance of neighbor issues caused by … read more

  • August 8, 2018 ERIE COUNTY, NY— The following is a statement from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz “Since the news broke that Congressman Chris Collins was indicted on multiple charges in federal court for securities fraud and insider trading I have thought not just about the specifics of the matter, but also the impact the arrest of another public official on charges of what is in essence an abuse of power would have on the public and their view … read more

  • By Mark C. Poloncarz Today, Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News wrote a column addressing President Trump’s rejection of the opinion of the US intelligence community, including National Intelligence Director Dan Coats (a former conservative Republican Senator), regarding whether Russia interfered in our election and his taking of the word of Vladimir Putin instead. Zremski noted in his column and on his Facebook page, “It’s time to be a patriot, and that means more than supporting the troops and standing … read more

  • Speech of Mark Poloncarz as prepared for delivery for the March For Our Lives Buffalo on March 24, 2018. We are here today to send a message to Congress, including Congressman Chris Collins and Tom Reed of WNY, that the madness of continued mass shootings must end, to let our fellow Americans know we care for them and we must stop the insanity of the endless mass slaughter of innocent persons. This seems to be an endless cycle of violence. … read more