Elmira, N.Y., August 15—New York’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business of New York (NFIB/NY), has given State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) a 100% rating on its 2021-2022 legislative review of how state legislators addressed priority issues for small business owners across New York.
O’Mara received the grade as part of the organization’s roundup of state legislative actions during the 2021-2022 legislative session that were identified as priority issues by small business owners across New York. He is one of only 13 state senators to score 100% on the NFIB/NY ratings.
The NFIB/NY “Voting Record” can be viewed online at http://www.nfib.com/new-york/.
O’Mara, a previous recipient of NFIB/NY’s “Guardian of Small Business Award,” represents New York’s 58th Senate District (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County). As a result of redistricting and following this November’s elections, O’Mara’s 58th District will be comprised of all of Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, and Yates counties, and a portion of Allegany County.
O’Mara said, “I take great pride in being a strong and steady voice in the state Legislature for our small, independent businessmen and businesswomen. Small business is the economic lifeline for thousands of local workers. The surest way to revitalize upstate communities is through private-sector, manufacturing, small business job creation. I’m grateful for this recognition of my commitment to a future of economic development and job creation. Priority number one now will be to stay focused on the upstate economy, upstate jobs, and the long-term economic rebuilding, recovery and security of upstate workers and their families. That means supporting policies and programs that strengthen our small businesses.”