Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson resigns

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Legislator Howard Johnson has resigned today after five years of serving Erie County.

His resignation is effective as of 11:59 p.m. Friday night.

In a statement, Johnson said he was grateful to be able to serve the public and was proud of his accomplishments while in office. He cited his establishment of the Corrections Specialist Advisory Board, his creation of the Urban Initiative Fund and his role in approving pay raises for Erie County’s elected officials.

Johnson served District 1, stretching from Downtown Buffalo to Cheektowaga.

He is expected to start a new position with the Erie County Board of Elections.

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