Inaugural Carnage

By Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Executive For the 45th time in our nation’s history, a peaceful transition of power occurred in the United States. Due to our nation being one of the few democracies that is not parliamentary in nature, the inauguration of a new president is one of those uniquely American events. Since […]

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 my views on his incoming administration and what it means for our country. Many ask me this question as supporters of President Obama who are worried that current policies […]

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 of our Constitution the American Democracy has been a perpetual work in progress. Every four years we come together to elect one person to lead us forward, though no […]

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 to be prepared in the event of such an occurrence, as well as ensuring that your family, friends, and even your pets are ready to weather the storm. While […]