January 7, 2021

The genius of our democracy and yesterday’s attack on it

January 7, 2021 Yesterday will go down as one of the darkest days in U.S. history. The president fomented his supporters to march on Congress and […]
August 13, 2017

Buffalo 1981, Charlottesville 2017

In 1981 Karl Hand, a neo-nazi sympathizer, organized a “whites have rights” rally in Buffalo and called on others to join him. I remember it clearly […]
March 29, 2017

2017 State of the County Address as Delivered by Mark Poloncarz

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz March 29, 2017 State of the County Address Burchfield-Penney Art Museum Final as Prepared for Delivery Thank you Tom Quatroche […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 17, 2016

To form a more perfect Union during an election year

By Mark C. Poloncarz The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has taken an already topsy-turvy 2016 election season and added the additional element […]
February 13, 2016

New Americans Bring New Energy to our Community

This column originally appeared in various editions of the Bee News on February 8, 2016 In Spring 2015 I unveiled my Initiatives for a Stronger Community […]
September 17, 2015

Message from Mark Poloncarz – Erie County’s Economic Renaissance Continues

Dear Friend, It is hard to ignore the overwhelming enthusiasm and added momentum associated with Erie County’s revitalized economy, with new jobs and new investments helping […]