Edward A. Rath III declared victory in his re-election bid for the Erie County Legislature on Tuesday.
Rath, 52, a Republican who was also on the Conservative and Independence lines, defeated Democratic challenger William N. Freeman to capture the 6th Legislative District seat, representing Amherst, Clarence and Newstead.
Rath, a vice president and energy broker/consultant at VARO Technologies, has been a county legislator since 2008.
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Story topics: Elections 2019