State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he’s picked up the endorsement of the Empire State’s leading business organization, the Business Council of New York State, Inc.
The Business Council was founded in 1980 after the Empire State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of New York State, Inc. merged. Today, the Council is comprised of nearly 2,400 local chambers of commerce, professional and trade associations and other companies and small businesses. Assemblyman Walczyk has a proven track record of fighting for policy that helps business grow and pushes back against senseless taxes that do nothing more than slow business growth.
“We face the 2020 state legislative elections at a uniquely challenging time, with policymakers having to promote the state’s economic recovery while also addressing significant state and local budget gaps and acute spending needs resulting from the COVID crisis,” said Heather C. Briccetti Esq., President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “New York’s future will require unique approaches to a wide range of policy challenges. We need leaders in Albany that consider the needs of employers and workers alike. Importantly, they need to appreciate the impact that policy options will have on the state’s economic competitiveness and the ability of the private sector to invest and grow jobs. As we continue to address the COVID crisis, and recover from its economic impacts, there is a growing recognition of the private sector’s role in providing jobs and paychecks and generating revenues to support essential state and local government programs. It is crucial for the state’s business community to stand up for candidates that support a pro-jobs, pro-investment, pro-growth agenda that will generate the resources to address the needs of all New Yorkers.”
“The only way we’re going to get out of this economic shutdown and forced-recession is to listen to the needs of the business community. If the Speaker of the Assembly and the Governor of the State think they’re going to tax themselves out of the budget problems they created, they’re going to get a fight from me,” said Assemblyman Walczyk. “While businesses across the state rebound from the losses it’s critical that Albany cuts red tape, eliminates new fees, and slashes taxes to help businesses recover. I’m looking forward to working alongside the NY Business Council to improve the State’s business climate.”
This is the most recent endorsement for Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, as he continues his reelection campaign for a second term in the Assembly. To date, Walczyk has been endorsed by PBANYS, CSEA, NYSUT, the NRA, the North Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 277, the Ogdensburg Police Department Patrolman Benevolent Association, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 73, the NYSTPBA, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s