ROCHESTER, NY – Unshackle Upstate (www.unshackleupstate.com), through its political action committee UPAC, today announced its slate of 2016 legislative endorsements. The bi-partisan list is comprised of 12 Senate candidates and 22 Assembly candidates.
“Voters across Upstate are concerned about sluggish job growth and the overall health of the economy. The 33 candidates that we’ve endorsed today will fight for a pro-growth agenda that includes tax relief, sensible regulatory reforms, a better business climate and a brighter future for Upstate New York,” said Greg Biryla, executive director of Unshackle Upstate. “We’re proud to support these candidates and encourage Upstate voters to support them with us on Election Day.”
Senate Endorsements (12)
Pat Gallivan (R) Sen. District 59
Assembly Endorsements (22)
Dan Stec (R) Asm. District 114
John Byrne (R) Asm. District 116
Marc Butler (R) Asm. District 118
Will Barclay (R) Asm. District 120
Cliff Crouch (R) Asm. District 122
Gary Finch (R) Asm. District 126
Mike Norris (R) Asm. District 144
Joe Giglio (R) Asm. District 148
Andy Goodell (R) Asm. District 15
Prior to receiving Unshackle Upstate’s endorsement, the 34 candidates – comprised of incumbents and challengers – were vetted using the organization’s Legislative Scorecard grades, questionnaire responses and input from regional business leaders.
Following today’s endorsements, Unshackle Upstate and its leadership team will continue to monitor other races across the state and may make additional endorsements prior to November 8.