February 13, 2019
ALBANY, NY – Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning) has been named deputy whip for the Assembly Republicans. Palmesano was named to that post by Assembly GOP leader Brian Kolb. See full statement below:
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) was recently named Deputy Minority Whip of the Assembly Republican Conference by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. Kolb also tapped Palmesano to serve on two new key committees- Insurance and Ways and Means.
All legislation with fiscal implications, including the all-important budget bills that compromise the state’s spending plan, must pass through the Ways and Means Committee before reaching the floor.
“I want to thank Leader Kolb for his continued confidence and trust in me. I look forward to working with our Conference in this new leadership role to continue our focus on advocating for the right priorities and policies for the people of our state,” said Palmesano. “Our Conference is fighting for all the right things- tax and regulatory relief for manufacturers and small businesses to spur private sector investment and job creation; property tax and unfunded mandate relief for families, farmers and seniors; important investments in our local roads, bridges, culverts and water and sewer infrastructure systems, agriculture, schools, and libraries. And, most importantly, to ensure that the quality of care and quality of life of our most vulnerable New Yorkers, the developmentally disabled, and those direct support professionals who are responsible for providing that care are a top priority during this year’s budget process,” concluded Palmesano.
“Phil Palmesano is among the best and brightest in the New York State Assembly. I’m proud to appoint him as Deputy Minority Whip and to the committees on Insurance and Ways & Means. His hard work, strong voice, and enthusiasm will be essential during the 2019 Legislative Session, especially in new roles on two of Albany’s most important committees. Phil has been a great asset to our conference and an outstanding representative for the people of the 132nd Assembly District. I look forward to working alongside him on policies and priorities to help improve the lives of New Yorkers.”
Palmesano will continue to serve as the ranking member of the Assembly Energy Committee. He also serves on the Assembly Corporations Committee and the Corrections Committee.