October 10, 2018
ALBANY, NY – From The O’Mara For Senate Campaign:
The New York State affiliate of the nation’s leading small business advocacy association has endorsed the re-election of State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) in New York’s 58th Senate District.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses of New York (NFIB New York) pointed to O’Mara’s “consistent support of the small business agenda” in making the endorsement.
NFIB New York Executive Director Greg Biryla wrote, “NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association…We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in Albany to address the urgent needs of reducing the costs of doing business, cutting broad business and income taxes, easing regulatory barriers, and strengthening the economy.”
NFIB New York recently gave O’Mara an 88% rating, the second-highest rating among all state senators, on its 2018 legislative review of how state legislators addressed priority issues for small business owners across New York. O’Mara received the grade as part of the organization’s review of state legislative actions during the 2018 legislative session that were identified as priority issues by the state’s small business owners. The NFIB New York 2018 “Voting Record” can be viewed online at http://www.nfib.com/new-york/
O’Mara is also a past recipient of NFIB New York’s “Guardian of Small Business Award.”
“I take great pride in being a strong and steady voice in the state Legislature for our small, independent businessmen and businesswomen. Small business is the economic lifeline for thousands of local workers and local communities. The surest way to revitalize upstate communities is through private-sector, manufacturing, small business job creation,” said O’Mara. “I’m grateful for this recognition of my commitment to a future of economic development and job creation. Priority number one in the next legislative session will be to stay focused on the upstate economy, upstate jobs, and the long-term economic security of upstate workers and their families. That means supporting policies and programs that strengthen our small businesses.”
O’Mara has sponsored and strongly supported Senate legislation and other new laws and initiatives over the past several years aimed at turning around Upstate private-sector job growth through lower taxes, regulatory and other fiscal reforms, mandate relief, and a renewed commitment to the manufacturing sector.