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Mr. Pat B. Burke is the 7TH District Erie County Legislator, and teaches Practical Politics for the department.
The following bio is from his website:
It's a rare thing when an average citizen decides to run for office and is successful but that's exactly what happened with Pat Burke in 2013. Pat is a family man and community activist who was tired of seeing dysfunction and corruption in our political system. He decided to run for office to change things. With little help and even less money, he set out on what many considered a quixotic venture. He pounded the pavement and ran a shoe leather, grass roots campaign. His success came as a shock to the political establishment. The media announced Pat's victory as a breathe of fresh air, "Burke will arrive at County Hall virtually free of political debts—a true independent. Couldn't we use a couple dozen more like that in elected office?"
Pat has championed several causes since being elected. A ban on microbead plastics, a repeal of Sunday Blue Laws, formation of the Erie County Broadband Committee, safety modifactions to the dangerous intersection of Harlem & Walden and local law on concussion safety in minors are just a few of his most notable legislative accomplishments.
To learn more about his work on 'Brunch Bill' or 'Mimosa Law', visit the Buffalo News.
To read Legislator Burke's thoughts on 'Bruch Bill' or 'Mimosa Law', visit Cheektowaga Bee.
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