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The Erie County Legislature Welcomes Legislator Timothy J. Whalen
The Erie County Legislature Welcomes Legislator Timothy J. Whalen

Buffalo, NY –  The Erie County Legislature’s Democratic Caucus was pleased to welcome the newest member of the Legislature to their ranks at his swearing-in ceremony on December 14th in the Legislative Chambers.

Timothy J. Whalen (D-Buffalo, 2nd District) replaces Tim Kennedy who was elected to the New York State Senate in November. 

Legislator Whalen had graduated from Bishop-Timon and Seneca Vocational when he started his career as a Stationary Engineer for the City of Buffalo.  He is member of the  International Operating Engineers Local 409. A lifelong resident of South Buffalo he has dedicated himself to public service and the community.  Tim has volunteered for South Buffalo Alive, Gene McCarthy’s S.A.C. and Bishop Timon High School.  He has served as Co-Chairman of the Timon Lawn Fete and also for the Hillary Foundation, which raises funds to supply scholarships to those who could not afford to attend Bishop Timon due to financial hardships.

Legislator Whalen has a lengthy family history of public service.   His grandfather, Gerald A. Whalen, held the position of South District Councilman for the City of Buffalo.  His father Gerald J. Whalen, held the positions of South District Councilman and Councilman at Large for the City of Buffalo.  The brother of Legislator Whalen, Gerald J. Whalen Jr., currently is serving as State Supreme Court Justice for the 8th Judicial District.  Tim lives in South Buffalo with his wife Cindy.  They have four children, Rita, Raymond (RJ), Heather and Timothy.

Legislator Whalen will take Senator-elect Kennedy’s seat as the Chair of the Economic Development Committee which oversees large county funded projects and is also a board member of the E.C.I.D.A.

Legislator Whalen will keep the same district office location as Legislator Kennedy maintained at:

1928 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14220. 

Phone: (716) 824-6180; Fax: (716) 825-9484




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