Business Council PAC announces 2016 Legislative endorsements


Director of Communications

ALBANY, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State Political Action Committee today released the following 2016 Legislative endorsements.

Incumbents and challengers must actively seek the PAC’s endorsement and return our questionnaire in order to be considered. “The individuals receiving our PAC’s endorsement today have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the business climate of New York State,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “While we will never agree on every issue, each of the endorsed candidates recognizes the challenges facing our state and is prepared to face those challenges with legislative solutions that will improve the lives of all New Yorkers. We look forward to working with each of the endorsed candidates next year as we push a pro-business, pro-growth agenda and get New York back to business.”

The Business Council’s PAC will continue to review other New York State legislative races and may make additional endorsements prior to November 8.

Business Council PAC Assembly endorsements:

  • Blankenbush (R, 117th)
  • Fitzpatrick (R, 8th)
  • Friend (R, 124th)
  • Goodell (R, 150th)
  • Kolb (R, 131st)
  • Palmesano (R, 132nd)
  • Palumbo (R, 2nd)
  • Raia (R, 12th)
  • Schimminger (D, 140th)
  • Stec (R, 114th)
  • Walter (R, 146th)
  • Woerner (D, 113th)


  • Byrne (R, 116th)

Business Council PAC Senate endorsements:

  • Akshar (R, 52nd)
  • Amedore (R, 46th)
  • Croci (R, 3rd)
  • DeFrancisco (R, 50th)
  • Flanagan (R, 2nd)
  • Funke (R, 55th)
  • Golden (R, 22nd)
  • Larkin (R, 39th)
  • Marcellino (R, 5th)
  • Murphy (R, 40th)
  • O'Mara (R, 58th)
  • Ranzenhofer (R, 61st)
  • Serino (R, 41st)
  • Seward (R, 51st)


  • Helming (R, 54th)
  • Killian (R, 37th)
  • Tedisco (R, 49th)

The Business Council Political Action Committee makes endorsements of candidates who support The Business Council of New York's mission to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.