Stocker to Run for State Senate Again

Republican attorney Kevin Stocker announced this week that he will run for the 60th State Senate again.  He will face Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs in the primary.  Stocker won the Republican primary for the seat in 2014, but finished second in a three-way general election race.

The winner will take on the Democratic candidate in November.  That is expected be either Amber Small, the party’s endorsed candidate, or Al Copolla, who briefly held the seat in 2000.

We will be watching this race very closely, as it could help determine who will control the State Senate in 2017.  As we have done in the past, we will be evaluating the candidates on their support and leadership on key issues to taxpayers and employers.

Corwin Will Not Run For Re-Election

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R-Clarence) announced this week that she will not run for re-election this fall.  First elected in 2008, she currently serves as Minority Leader Pro Tempore, leading the debate on the Assembly floor on behalf of the minority conference.  The 144th Assembly District includes parts of Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties.

Jane Corwin has been a tremendous voice for taxpayers and employers in Albany. Whoever succeeds her in this seat will have big shoes to fill.

While her term does not end until the end of 2016, we thank her for her work and her leadership on a number of important issues, and we wish her well in all of her future endeavors.