Senator O’Mara Meets Somewhat Hostile Crowd Fremont Town Hall

December 16, 2015
 

 
FREMONT, NY – At the Fremont Town Hall on Tuesday night, when Senator Tom O’Mara appeared with Assemblyman Bill Nojay, and state assembly members Phil Palmesano and Joe Giglio. A restaurant owner from the Town of Howard was there, complaining about how O’Mara did not help them with his business problems, but that O’Mara just helped Alstom. One woman present, said that O’Mara’s office would not help her pay for a Department of Transportation road sign to advertise her restaurant business. She also complained that the 35 million dollars that is being given to Alstom, could have been split up, and given to other businesses.
 
A representative from SCOPE, the Shooters Committee on Political Action, confronted O’Mara about not doing more to repeal the Safe Act. The SCOPE representative accused O’Mara of voting for New York City rent control, and alleged that O’Mara should have demanded that the senators should have demanded the end of the safe act when they voted for rent control.
 
Most of the tough talk from the crowd, was directed at Senator O’Mara specifically.
O’Mara tried to answer the tough questions, but the senator was often talked over or yelled at. He responded calmly.
 
The other questions were mostly about hyydrofracking.