August 27, 2020

Some Thoughts on America Today

I’ve been thinking a lot about our nation recently, the issues it faces and the direction we are heading. While we all may have our differences […]
July 17, 2020

New Poll of Erie County Voters Shows Strong Support of Cuomo’s and Poloncarz’s Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak; Biden Leading Trump By a Wide Margin

Date: July 17, 2020 Contact: Peter Anderson at press@markpoloncarz.com Vast Majority of Erie County Residents Support Governor Cuomo’s and County Executive Poloncarz’s Handling of the COVID-19 […]
December 30, 2019

Poloncarz Endorses Elizabeth Warren for Democratic Presidential Nominee

POLONCARZ ENDORSES ELIZABETH WARREN FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE County Executive Endorses Warren as the Best Candidate to Fight for Working Families Date: December 30, 2019 Buffalo, […]
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 […]
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 […]