Senator O’Mara Endorsed By The Business Council

October 16, 2018


The Business Council of New York State, the state’s largest business advocacy organization, has endorsed State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) for re-election in the 58th Senate District. The Business Council was founded in 1980 by former Corning Incorporated chairman and United States Representative Amo Houghton.

In 2018, O’Mara is one of only 22 state senators receiving the Business Council Political Action Committee’s endorsement. According to the Council PAC, O’Mara and the other legislators stand out as strongly supportive of the Council’s mission “to create economic growth, good jobs and strong communities across New York State.”

Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather C. Briccetti said, “The 2018 elections are shaping up to be among the most important in our state’s history. With pro-growth, pro-jobs messaging under attack on multiple fronts, and the competitive challenges facing New York’s business community, it is critically important that New York taxpayers elect lawmakers who understand the role business plays in our state’s economic health. The lawmakers and candidates endorsed by The Business Council PAC have demonstrated a commitment to the issues most important to our members. We wish them the best of luck this November and look forward to working with them to improve the state’s economic performance and the lives of all New Yorkers.”

O’Mara said that he looked forward to joining forces with the Business Council and like-minded business and community leaders, and state legislators, to keep pushing badly needed reforms including lower taxes, and fewer regulations and mandates.

O’Mara said, “I’ll keep on saying it: the most important action government can take is to help create an economic climate that’s more business-friendly and opens the door to private-sector job growth. We need to get out of the bottom of the American barrel when it comes to high taxes, overregulation, and a business tax climate that does not work. I look forward to working with our business leaders from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, like I have for throughout my legislative service, to keep building the momentum it takes to restore economic and fiscal sense to Albany. I’m doing what I can to rally support across our region, and I’m grateful to the Business Council for this vote of confidence in my commitment.”

O’Mara is running for re-election to continue representing New York’s 58th Senate District comprised of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties, and a part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield, and Ulysses). He was first elected to the Senate in 2010.