Former Cheektowaga Councilman Timothy Meyers today officially took his seat in the Erie County Legislature, succeeding Patrick Burke in the 7th Legislative District.

The Legislature voted unanimously to install Meyers, 57, who was endorsed as Burke’s replacement by the 7th district members of the Erie County Democratic Committee. Burke was elected to the New York Assembly in November.

“I am honored to join this body and grateful to my new colleagues for welcoming me and for their support today,” Meyers said. “I belong to the Democratic Caucus, but more importantly, I belong to a legislature that represents every citizen and taxpayer, and serving their interests will always be my top priority.

“Erie County is my life-long home, and it’s where I’ve raised my children and where I hope they will raise theirs. I will continue to fight for seniors, working families, and to make sure that this generation and the next have the opportunities they need and deserve.”

“We are proud to have Tim Meyers as a member of our Democratic legislature majority. He understands the challenges the people of Erie County face, especially older residents on fixed incomes and the labor community,” said Democratic Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner. “His knowledge of local government and long history with our party make him the ideal successor in the 7th District.”

Meyers has been a Cheektowaga Council member since 2014. He is airfield supervisor for the Niagara Falls International Airport and a 39-year veteran of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. He is also a member of the Teamster local and a former officer with the Longshoreman’s Association.