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The Partnership announces 2014 election endorsements

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced their full list of bipartisan endorsements for the 2014 November elections.

Earlier in the campaign season, the Partnership issued endorsements for Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes in the primary campaigns.

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Peoples-Stokes (third in from right) joins President & CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen (far right) at the Unshackle Upstate New E.R.A. press conference

The Partnership also proudly endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo for re-election along with Buffalo-native Kathy Hochul for Lieutenant Governor.

Additionally, the Partnership endorsed the following candidates:

United States House of Representatives:

  • 26th District – Congressman Brian Higgins
  • 27th District – Congressman Chris Collins

New York State Senate:

  • 59th Senate District – Senator Patrick Gallivan
  • 61st Senate District – Senator Michael Ranzenhofer
  • 62nd Senate District – Rob Ortt

New York State Assembly:

  • 140th Assembly District – Assemblyman Robin Schimminger
  • 143rd Assembly District – Angela Wozniak
  • 144th Assembly District – Assemblymember Jane Corwin
  • 146th Assembly District – Assemblyman Raymond Walter

Erie County:

  • Erie County Clerk – Chris Jacobs

I previously blogged about the Partnership’s focus on maintaining GOP/Upstate control of the New York state Senate, and that has held true beyond Primary Day. 

Along with our endorsements of our local GOP Senate slate, including Rob Ortt in the 62nd District, the Partnership also supported GOP Senate candidates across Upstate via its PAC, the Committee for Economic Growth.

We are confident that, given the efforts of the candidates we support along with the efforts of the collective Upstate business community, the Senate will continue to be our stop gap against the anti-employer, tax-and-spend policies from New York City we often have to combat.

“The Partnership engages in political action that supports economic development for the Buffalo Niagara region. We examine each individual race to assess whether or not we should be involved, and which races require our engagement. We feel that the candidates whom we are endorsing support our business advocacy agendas and having those individuals in office will continue the exciting momentum our region is embracing,” said our President & CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen.

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