May 11, 2015
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) released the following statement following Monday’s election of new Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan:
“I was disappointed that my choice for our new Senate Republican Majority Leader was ultimately unsuccessful in what was a strongly contested effort. However, we must move on and therefore I am proud of the ability of our conference to coalesce unanimously behind our new leader.
This will allow us to move forward with the people’s business and our work to improve the business climate in New York State. The fact remains that too many state government decisions have kept New York State at risk in too many key areas like job creation, high taxes, mandate relief, overregulation and education. There remains a strong bloc of support in the Senate to redouble our efforts to get this New York City Democrat-oriented government to pay better attention to the enormous challenges still plaguing the rest of the state’s communities, local economies and way of life. That will continue to drive our efforts, and I believe our new leader recognizes its importance.”