June 28, 2019

Statement on Dixon Campaign Manager’s Insider Trading and History of Corruption

“Yesterday, thanks to the reporting of WKBW and the Buffalo News, we learned that Christopher Grant, former chief of staff to Congressman Chris Collins and current […]
July 18, 2018

This is our “A republic, if you can keep it” moment

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, […]
February 14, 2018

County leads in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

On June 1, 2017, the federal government announced its intention to withdraw from the international Paris Climate Agreement, a historic compact that 195 countries entered into […]
October 3, 2017

Tyranny of the Minority

By Mark C. Poloncarz October 3, 2017 On October 2, America woke up to the terrible news of the slaughter of innocent concert-goers in Las Vegas. […]
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 […]
July 16, 2017

Trip to Washington covers people’s business

BY Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive (This Column originally appeared in various editions of the Bee Group Newspapers in July, 2017.) I recently traveled to Washington, […]
May 25, 2017

Campaign Promises and budgetary priorities

By Mark Poloncarz May 25, 2017 When a government issues a budget it is usually met with yawns from the public, if it is even noticed […]
May 2, 2017

History 101 in the Trump Era

History 101 in the Trump era By: Mark Poloncarz May 2, 2017 The last few days will not go down in history as the best days […]
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 […]