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For Release — October 25, 2012

Business Council Endorses Stephen Hawley in the 139th Assembly District

ALBANY—The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Stephen Hawley in the 139th State Assembly District.

"As a small business owner, Steve Hawley sees firsthand the need for growth and job creation in New York. He understands that to put New York on a path to economic recovery we need to lower taxes and lower the cost of doing business in this state.” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.” As a member of the Assembly, Steve has been a champion of pro-growth policies and will continue to focus on those policies when he is reelected."

In the Assembly, Steve supported much of the Business Council's economic reform agenda which includes the enactment of a property tax cap, mandate relief and tax reform, public employee pension reforms and limiting government borrowing.

Steve scored 92 percent on the Business Council's 2012 Voters' Guide for his votes in the Assembly.

The 2012 Voters' Guide measures New York State legislators' commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state's economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session.

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