Happy Thanksgiving from ECGOP



From the Desk of Karl Simmeth Chairman, Erie County Republican Committee Friends, As we approach Thanksgiving this Thursday, I want to wish you well. This holiday is different than any I have experienced in my lifetime, but like past challenges I know we can find the silver lining and come through stronger, together. In the … Continued

Statement from GOP County Chair Karl Simmeth Calling on County Executive Mark Poloncarz to pick up the pieces of his failed administration and get to work



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, November 23, 2020   Contact: Jesse Prieto 716-525-5170, Jesse.prieto@ecgop.com     Statement from GOP County Chair Karl Simmeth Calling on County Executive Mark Poloncarz to pick up the pieces of his failed administration and get to work     Buffalo, NY – Chairman Karl Simmeth of the Erie County Republican Committee … Continued

Vote Early! Get to the Polls!



Click Map to find your Early Vote Location! From the Desk of Chairman Karl Simmeth Vote Early! If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot leave anything to chance. Cast your ballot in person starting tomorrow. Chairman Nick Langworthy said it best, “Voting in person is truly the only way you can guarantee your vote … Continued

Erie County Republican Committee Unanimously Re-Elects  Chairman Karl Simmeth & Election Commissioner Ralph Mohr



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2020 Contact Jesse Prieto 716-525-5170 Jesse.Prieto@ecgop.com Erie County Republican Committee Unanimously Re-Elects  Chairman Karl Simmeth & Election Commissioner Ralph Mohr Buffalo, NY – On Saturday, October 3, 2020, the Erie County Republican Committee unanimously voted to re-elect Karl Simmeth to a full term as Chairman, as well as re-electing Erie … Continued

Social Distancing and Mask Rules Don’t Apply When You’re a Big Shot like Mark Poloncarz 



For Immediate Release Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 Contact: Jesse Prieto 716-525-5170, jesse.prieto@ecgop.com Social Distancing and Mask Rules Don’t Apply When You’re a Big Shot like Mark Poloncarz  Buffalo, NY – Karl Simmeth, Chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee blasted Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for blatant hypocrisy after photos surfaced of him maskless, posing … Continued

Chairman Karl Simmeth Independence Day Message



From the Desk of Chairman Karl Simmeth Erie County Republican Committee   Happy Independence Day! As our nation joins together to celebrate this 4th of July, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts on the 244th birthday of the United States of America. ______ “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are … Continued

Meet the Candidate: Josh Mertzlufft for State Senate



Josh Mertzlufft for State Senate Meet Josh Mertzlufft Candidate for Senate District 60 A lifelong Western New Yorker, Josh Mertzlufft is an engineer-turned-attorney with a passion for bringing people together to solve problems. Josh earned his bachelor’s in Applied Physics from Houghton College and his law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. Josh and … Continued

Meet the Candidate: Ed Rath for State Senate



for State Senate Legislator Ed Rath is taking his record of problem-solving and trusted leadership to fight for us in Albany. Ed Rath for State Senate The Trusted Leader We Need Standing Up for WNY Ed Rath is running for Senate because Western New York and upstate need a strong voice in Albany.  He is an independent … Continued

JOIN THE WOLFGANG: Meet Robin Wolfgang candidate for Assembly



JOIN THE WOLFGANG Meet Robin Wolfgang candidate for Assembly Robin Wolfgang is running for State Assembly to give the taxpayers of Amherst and Pendleton the voice they need in Albany. She brings over 30 years of experience to the table in corporate communications, public relations, and government affairs. She spent 16 years working in Washington, DC  for Members of Congress, … Continued

Meet the Candidate: Matt Szalkowski for Assembly



Assembly District 142 Meet Matt Szalkowski A prosecutor, not a politician Matt Szalkowski is running for NYS Assembly to be the people’s prosecutor in Albany. Now more than ever, we need strong independent leaders who stand up to downstate politics and put Western New York taxpayers first. Since graduating law school, Matt Szalkowski has been … Continued