Buckley Endorses O’Mara

November 1, 2018


Hornell Mayor John Buckley today endorsed New York State Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) for re-election in the 58th Senate District and stated: “I believe Tom is far and away the best candidate to continue representing us in the New York State Senate.”

Buckley praised O’Mara’s commitment to Hornell’s and the region’s community development and economic growth, and his ability to establish state-local partnerships to achieve important actions.

Buckley said, “It has been my great privilege to get to know Senator Tom O’Mara as a friend and to work with him as a legislator on many critical challenges and projects which have benefited the city of Hornell and the surrounding area, all of Steuben County and the entire Southern Tier region. You name it and Senator O’Mara has been there for us. He’s been there to help save St. James Mercy Hospital. He’s been there for Alstom’s workers and families. He’s been there for Hornell’s firefighters and police officers. He’s been there for our schools and taxpayers. He’s been there to help us address heroin, meth and other illegal drugs and drug trafficking. He’s been there for our roads and bridges. What I value most in a public servant – at any level of government – are commitment, experience, an open door, and a solid work ethic. On all of these counts, and more, Senator Tom O’Mara is far and away the best candidate to continue representing us in the New York State Senate.”

O’Mara said, “There is no greater honor than to have the confidence, encouragement, and support of local leaders like Hornell Mayor John Buckley. John has been on the front lines of strengthening and working for his community at the grassroots level and I have always admired and valued his commitment to public service. I look forward to the opportunity to keep working with John on the goals we share for the city of Hornell, Steuben County and our entire region.”

The 58th Senate District covers all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (including the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).