Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — Oct. 13, 2010

The Business Council endorses Ritchie in the 48th State Senate District

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Republican candidate Patty Ritchie for State Senate in the 48th State Senate District.

“Patty Ritchie will fight for policies that create real jobs here in the North Country,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. “She understands that the farmers and businesses of this region need lower taxes and a lower cost of doing business to succeed and thrive.”

“The Democratic Majority in the State Senate has spent the last two years voting to impose billions of dollars in new taxes on New Yorkers. These taxes have made the impact of the national recession even worse here in New York and made it harder for our businesses to succeed. And despite these huge increases in taxes the state is still facing billions of dollars in red ink,” added Adams. “We cannot continue business as usual in Albany and Patty Ritchie will be a part of the change we need.”

Patty Ritchie supports the Business Council's Enough Already NY campaign's Five to Survive economic reform agenda which includes: a property tax cap; a state spending cap; reducing the tax burden; reforming public employee pensions and limiting government borrowing.

Her opponent incumbent Sen. Darrel Aubertine scored a mere 25 percent on The Business Council Voters' Guide. The voters' guide is available here.

The endorsement comes through the Business Council's Political Action Committee.