An Experienced Leader with Proven Results.


Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Rath was an Erie County Legislator for 13 years.  As a Legislator, Ed has built a reputation for putting taxpayers first. He is a vocal advocate for a stronger economy, government transparency and accountability, affordability, and safety. 


As your State Senator, Ed has stood up for our region and fought for policies to make New York more affordable and our communities safer.

Senator Rath championed efforts to ensure our region got the resources it needed. He has also delivered critical relief for families, small businesses, and schools to help recover from the pandemic.

In addition to his public service, Ed has remained active in the community.  He continues to volunteer for organizations that help throughout the community including the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Rotary International, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

A lifelong Western New York resident, Ed and his wife, Amy have three daughters.  He received his degree from Syracuse University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.  In 2005, he completed the Executive MBA program at Canisius College – Magna Cum Laude.

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