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Hochul Raises $350,000+ in First Quarter of 2011

Hochul Raises $350,000+ in First Quarter of 2011

ERIE COUNTY – Kathy Hochul, candidate for New York’s 26th Congressional District, reports raising more than $350,000 in the first quarter of 2011. 

In the report -- filed with the Federal Elections Commission earlier this month -- Hochul will show having more than $300,000 in the bank.  There were nearly 450 individual donors who contributed to the campaign, more than 90% of whom are residents of New York State.

“Our supporters are excited and committed to helping us win on May 24th,” said Fabien Levy, Communications Director for Kathy Hochul for Congress.  “More than 50% of the donations were at $250 or below, which shows we have strong grassroots support in this race.  Western New Yorkers are sending a strong message that they want a fighter to represent them in Congress.”

More information about Kathy Hochul can be found at http://www.kat

Slaughter Stands Up for 3407 Families

“These safety provisions must stay intact and they must apply to all pilots.”

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member on the House Rules Committee, spoke on the House floor Thursday urging her colleagues to vote against an amendment that would undercut reforms put in place in the wake of Continental Connection flight 3407’s crash in Clarence, NY.

Corwin Considering Congressional Run

Corwin Considering Congressional Run


CLARENCE, N. Y. - “Because the stakes are so high for area taxpayers, I will be discussing a possible Congressional campaign with my family and Republican leaders throughout the 26th Congressional District and will have a decision in a couple of days.”   

“People in this part of the State deserve a Representative who knows not only what it takes to create jobs but has actually done it.  That’s why we need a Representative who will fight to cut taxes, stop reckless Washington spending and create job opportunities for folks in Western New York.  Those have been my guiding principles my entire career.

Rep. Chris Lee to Help Lead Dairy Farmers Caucus

Rep. Chris Lee to Help Lead Dairy Farmers Caucus

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

CLARENCE, N.Y. - Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, Erie County, has been named a co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus.

Lee’s district is the 22nd highest dairy-producing district in the country, with a market value near $500 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The caucus works with the Agriculture Department on issues affecting dairy farmers.

The 26th District includes parts of Monroe, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties and all of Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties.


Legislature Chair Barbara Miller-Williams Reaffirms County Commitment to the Library

Legislature Chair Barbara Miller-Williams Reaffirms County Commitment to the Library

 Buffalo, NY –  Erie County Legislature Chair Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo, 3rd District) reaffirmed her personal commitment to the libraries today. 

 “The funding of the library system is vital to the economic vitality of Erie County.  I, for one, am committed to moving the process forward and making sure we fund the libraries to the fullest extent possible,” Miller-Williams said.  “there is a process that guides us when we are spending county money and we have to make sure we are completely accountable to the taxpayers of the county.  Right now the process is running its course and I feel confident that the funding for Library will be dedicated to them before the end of the year.”

Corwin Launches Winter Clothing Drive

Corwin Launches Winter Clothing Drive

CLARENCE, NY - Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R, C, I – Clarence) announced that she is conducting her first Winter Clothing Drive.  The event will kick-off on Wednesday, December 8 and will run through January 5.

Assemblywoman Corwin will begin collecting new or gently-used winter hats, gloves or mittens, coats, scarves and boots at her district office, 8180 Main Street in Clarence, beginning December 8.  Individuals unable to deliver items to Corwin’s office can call (716) 839-4690 to arrange a site pick-up.  

Donations also can be dropped off at The Aurora Library, located at 550 Main St. in East Aurora, and the Lockport Family YMCA, located at 21 East Avenue in Lockport, until January 5.

Coalition for Economic Justice Queries State Senate Candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Coalition for Economic Justice is a Buffalo-based non-profit organization that runs local and statewide campaigns for quality jobs and greater accountability in economic development.

As an extension of our campaign programming we engage in public education efforts and also register new voters, encourage occasional voters to become more active participants in our democracy, and provide all voters with information about where candidates stand on our issues.

We are a non-partisan organization and do not endorse or oppose candidates but do seek to promote active, open public discussion on critical issues facing our community and the state of New York.