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George D. Maziarz

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Saluting GM Foundation's charitable giving

Senator George Maziarz was proud to be in attendance when GM Foundation officials announced grant funding to support local organizations in Niagara County.  They are a great community partner!

July 1, 2013

Cutting the ribbon at Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

This unique attraction in Lockport has a brand new headquarters!  Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in cutting the ribbon to open the new facility on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Erie Canal's "Flight of Five" locks.  Visit for more information.

June 28, 2013

Point Breeze is the Ultimate Fishing Town

Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in celebrating the news that Point Breeze has won a contest to be named the "Ultimate Fishing Town" by the World Fishing Network.  In addition to being featured on the network, a prize of $25,000 has been awarded to support local fishing programs.  From left: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, business owner Sharon Narburgh, Senator George Maziarz, town councilwoman Joyce Harris, and Orleans County Sportsfishing Coordinator Mike Waterhouse.

June 26, 2013

Senator Maziarz announces library construction funding

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) announced that several libraries in his district will benefit from Public Library Construction Grant Program funds.  The grants are made from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2012-2013 state budget.

The awardees are as follows:

June 20, 2013

Lakeside Reborn as URMC's Strong West

Less than two months after Lakeside Health System officially closed its hospital to patients, the Lakeside Board today announced plans to sell most of the system’s assets to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The deal breathes new life into the West Avenue campus in Brockport, reestablishing urgent care and outpatient services to support Brockport-area physicians and patients.

June 18, 2013

Legislature approves Niagara Wine Trail expansion

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that today both chambers of the State Legislature approved legislation (S.1095-A) to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail system.  The new configuration will extend the trail across all of Orleans County and into Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.

June 14, 2013

Gun rights advocates 'lobby' Senator Maziarz

On June 11, Second Amendment supporters from across the state rallied in Albany to protest the NY SAFE Act.  Senator George Maziarz, who voted against the Act and has pushed for its repeal, met advocates from his district in the lobby of the State Senate.  He is shown here with Donald Ingersoll and Douglas Werth of Gasport, Donald Clark of Ransomville, David Kern of Lockport, Jennifer Czarnecki of Niagara Falls, Russell Petrie of Medina, and Charles Tingley of Buffalo.

June 12, 2013

Senator Maziarz and colleagues focus on cutting red tape to spur business growth

Senator George Maziarz and members of the Senate Majority Coalition today announced that they will begin an unprecedented initiative to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that strangle business and job growth and drive up municipal and school property taxes. In addition to high taxes, the burden of regulations and red tape hurts New York’s business climate. This Senate Majority Coalition regulatory reform initiative will make New York more economically competitive and help businesses create new jobs by eliminating needless and costly regulations that limit economic growth. Fourteen bills will be acted on next week, including legislation that would:

June 10, 2013

Senator Maziarz Joins "Your Voice"

Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany this week to discuss a number of bills that have passed the Senate this week.  He extensively discusses Jay J's law, as well as sex offender buffer zones legislation and police dog legislation.

June 7, 2013

Senator Maziarz promotes Summer Reading Program for students

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he is once again encouraging students to participate in the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.

June 4, 2013

Cystic Fibrosis walk raises funds for research

Senator George Maziarz had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Kershaw during the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Lockport earlier this month, which raised more than $67,000 for research towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.  Senator Maziarz was a proud member of "Team Elizabeth."

May 28, 2013

Niagara Falls could benefit from Tax-Free NY plan

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) lauded Governor Cuomo’s ‘Tax-Free NY’ proposal—a plan announced yesterday that would stimulate economic development by leveraging higher education assets in the SUNY system.  Thinking of the potential impact on his own Senate District, Senator Maziarz has suggested to the Governor that Niagara Falls be used as a prime example for how the plan can be successful.

May 23, 2013

Legislature approves bill to increase penalties for killing a police dog or horse

The New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation yesterday that increases penalties for killing a police dog or police horse while on the line of duty. The bill (S1079A) (A2596A), sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City), helps recognize the important roles these animals have in crime solving, rescue and recovery operations and other duties by creating a felony-level offense.

May 22, 2013

Boys and Girls Club members meet with Senator Maziarz

On May 21, Senator George Maziarz hosted members and staff from Boys and Girls Clubs in Western New York at his Albany office.  

May 22, 2013

Lyndonville students visit the state capitol

Eighth graders from the Lyndonville school district visited the New York State Capitol in Albany this week.  Here they are seen posing on the "Million Dollar Staircase," the steps of which are made from sandstone quarried in Orleans County.

May 17, 2013

Zach Murray has an interest in government and history

At the annual Mothers Day breast cancer walk in Lockport, Senator George Maziarz had the pleasure of meeting 9-year old Zach Murray of Newfane, a student in Mrs. Stickney's 4th grade class.  

Zach likes history, politics, and social studies.  He has read many books about the presidents, including Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan.  He would like to have a career in politics, and maybe run for president himself someday!


May 17, 2013

Senator Maziarz receives St. Vincent de Paul Award from Niagara University


Senator George Maziarz, a member of the Niagara University Class of 1976, was presented with the St. Vincent de Paul Award from his alma mater during commencement services this past weekend.

May 13, 2013

Senator Maziarz Honors Marcia Tuohey in Albany as a Woman of Distinction

Senator George Maziarz today announced that Marcia Tuohey of Medina has been recognized as a 2013 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”

May 9, 2013

Senate passes bills to increase 'green' building construction and reduce energy costs


The New York State Senate yesterday passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.  

May 7, 2013

Senator Maziarz receives Honorary Empire Degree from NYS FFA Association

Last weekend the New York State FFA Association held its annual convention in Albion, New York.  During the festivities, which drew hundreds of young people from around the state, Senator George Maziarz was bestowed with an Honorary Empire Degree for all he has done to support agriculture and education.  The Empire Degree is the highest honor FFA students can earn at the state level.

May 6, 2013