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For Release — October 8, 2014

The Business Council of New York State endorses Cahill for Attorney General

Albany, N.Y.—The Political Action Committee of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. has endorsed John Cahill for New York State Attorney General.

“The office of Attorney General, through the Department of Law, has enforcement, regulatory and policy-making functions that can have significant impact on individual businesses and on industry sectors. Therefore, this election matters to business, and we are pleased to be making our first ever endorsement for the office of Attorney General,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council.

In making the endorsement, The Business Council cited Cahill's past record, and the issues he has highlighted in his campaign, including moving forward with natural gas exploration, scaffold law and tort reform, and reasonable state-level oversight of the state's crucial financial services industry.

“John Cahill is well known to Business Council members, and he has shown his support for policies supporting private sector growth through his earlier service as general counsel and then Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and as Secretary and Chief of Staff to then-Governor George Pataki.

“In those positions, The Business Council worked with John Cahill on a wide range of issues impacting business and the state's economy, including industrial environmental regulations, new approaches to cleaning up and reusing contaminated property, and others,” said Briccetti.

The Business Council represents some 2,400 private sector employers in New York and our members include businesses of all sizes from across the State employing more than 1.2 million New Yorkers.