Tedisco secures nearly 60 percent of Republican weighted vote with 4-County Full Committee Endorsements and Support from Fulton County Republican Chair Sue McNeil, Herkimer County Republican Chair Sylvia Rowan, Montgomery County Republican Chair Michael McMahon and Schenectady County Republican Chair Darlene Harris
Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C-Glenville) today announced that he has won the endorsement of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery and Schenectady County Republican Committees – representing close to 60 percent of the weighted vote – for the new 51st state Senate District seat.
“I’m proud and humbled to receive the strong endorsement of the Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery and Schenectady County Committees and their chairs. As redistricting is always difficult, particularly leaving old friends who I have represented, I wanted to thank all those who have been my constituents these past few years and given me the honor of being their senator. As we move forward, I couldn’t be more excited to represent all the people of the new 51st Senate District. As I have always done as a representative, I will be an accessible presence in every part of the district and fight tooth and nail for all my constituents as their voice in Albany,” said Senator Jim Tedisco.
“Senator Jim Tedisco is a tenacious advocate and outspoken voice for Fulton County and all the people he represents and has never been afraid to stand up to the powerful elements in our state government who would seek to harm our quality of life in Upstate New York. During this pandemic, Senator Tedisco has led the effort to investigate and seek justice for the 15,000 people who lost their lives to the coronavirus in New York State’s nursing homes and personally sued Andrew Cuomo with the Empire Center to successfully get the real data about how many lives were lost. Jim Tedisco is a great friend to Fulton County and truly treats every constituent as a member of his family,” said Fulton County Republican Chairwoman Sue McNeil.
“When Andrew Cuomo tried to force New Yorkers to pay up to $45 for new license plates they didn’t need, Senator Jim Tedisco led the charge and worked with myself and fellow County Clerks to successfully stop the governor’s highway heist license plate money grab scheme. Senator Tedisco also stood up to the bully Eliot Spitzer when he wanted to give driver’s licenses to those here illegally. Jim Tedisco has been a fantastic representative for Herkimer County and we look forward to having him continue to be our Senator,” said Herkimer County Clerk and Republican Chairwoman Sylvia Rowan.
“Whether it was taking on Andrew Cuomo, Eliot Spitzer and Sheldon Silver, sponsoring legislation to repeal the catch and release cash bail reform law that’s led to a revolving door of danger and disaster for our communities, authoring the first Property Tax Cap legislation, or passing Buster’s Law to protect our pets because he knew animal abuse is a bridge crime, Senator Tedisco has proven his ability to get things done. We know Senator Tedisco will be a great representative who will fight for the people of Montgomery County,” said Montgomery County Republican Chairman Michael McMahon.
“Now, more than ever, with total control of all levers of power in state government controlled by New York City Democrats, we need to keep a powerful voice for the people in Albany to be a watchdog and defend our values. It’s clear from his overwhelming margins of victory in election after election and the many times he’s been selected in reader’s polls as the top elected official in the area, that Senator Tedisco continues to be the ‘people’s choice’ as our voice and as our Senator in Albany. We are proud to strongly endorse Senator Jim Tedisco once again as our Senator for the new 51st state Senate District!” said Schenectady County Republican Chair Darlene Harris.
Editor’s Note: The new 51st state Senate District includes portions of Fulton, Herkimer and Schenectady Counties and all of Chenango, Montgomery, Otsego and Schoharie Counties.