January 16, 2017

Speech of Mark Poloncarz at the rally against hate and bigotry at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Buffalo – January 16, 2017

“Thank you Rev. Blue and all of you here today coming together to honor and continue Dr. King’s legacy. I would like to start with a […]
December 14, 2016

How the wisdom of FDR matters for our democracy today

By Mark Poloncarz Since it became clear Donald Trump will be our next president it seems like I am asked daily by at least one person […]
November 11, 2016

Where do we go from here.

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 […]
October 15, 2016

When emergencies strike, be Ready Erie

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 […]
July 22, 2016

Why I like the choice of Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president

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 […]
June 13, 2016

Comments of Mark Poloncarz at a vigil to honor the victims of the Pulse Orlando Massacre

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 […]
June 9, 2016

Why “Bernie or Bust” will certainly end up as a bust for the country

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 […]
May 18, 2016

My disappointment in Senator Sanders latest comments on the Democratic Party.

By Mark C. Poloncarz May 18, 2016 I watched Senator Sanders speech in Carson, California last night. I was very disappointed in his accusation that the […]
April 17, 2016

Why primaries should be for party members only

By Mark C. Poloncarz (originally published on Facebook on April 17, 2016): As you all know (unless you have been living under a rock), Tuesday is […]