Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 26, 2012

Business Council Endorses Lee Zeldin in the 3rd State Senate District

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is endorsing Lee Zeldin in the 3rd State Senate District.

"Lee Zeldin 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. As a member of the Senate, Lee has been a champion of pro-growth policies and will continue to focus on those policies when he is elected Senator," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Lee 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.

Lee successfully fought to eliminate the onerous MTA tax on local employers. He supported the Wage Theft Prevention act, the creation of a tourist development fund and helped fight to pass wage withholding legislation that helps both employers and their employees.

Phil scored 90 percent on the Business Council's 2012 Voters' Guide for his votes in the Senate.

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.