Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — September 23, 2008

The Business Council Names Legislative Champions

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. has named nine State Senators and 10 members of the Assembly, Business Council Champions. The Champion's designation recognizes state legislators who share the Business Council's mission to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York.

“The Business Council is proud to recognize these members of the legislature who understand the need to make New York's economy more competitive to create good jobs,” said Kenneth Adams, president & CEO of The Business Council.

These legislators deserve recognition for having the vision and determination to help business prosper in New York.

The Business Council Champions are:

Sen. Caesar Trunzo (R- 3rd District- Suffolk County)

Sen. Dean G. Skelos (R-9th District-Nassau County)

Sen. Serphin R. Maltese (R-15th District-Queens County)

Sen. James L. Seward (R- 51st District- Otsego County)

Sen. Thomas W. Libous (R-52nd District-Broome County)

Sen. George H. Winner, Jr. (R- 53rd District- Chemung County)

Sen. James S. Alesi (R- 55th District- Monroe County)

Sen. William T. Stachowski (D- 58th District- Erie County)

Sen. Dale Volker (R-59th District-Erie County)

Assem. Mark Weprin (D- 24th District- Queens County)

Assem. Darryl C. Towns (D- 54th District- Kings County)

Assem. George A. Amedore (R- 105th District- Montgomery County)

Assem. James N. Tedisco (R- 110th District- Schenectady County)

Assem. Roy J. McDonald (R- 112th District- Washington County)

Assem. Teresa R. Sayward (R- 113th District- Essex County)

Assem. Joseph D. Morelle (D- 132nd District- Monroe County)

Assem. Tom O'Mara (R- 137th District- Chemung County)

Assem. Robin Schimminger (D- 140th District- Erie County)

Assem. James P. Hayes (R- 148th District- Erie County)