Business Council gives Senator O'Mara, colleagues high marks for commitment to 'pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda'

Thomas F. O'Mara

August 22, 2012

Albany, N.Y., August 22—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has received a strong vote of confidence from the state’s largest business advocacy organization, The Business Council of New York State, for his commitment “to a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda.” 

O’Mara joins a number of his Senate colleagues as the highest-rated state senators in the Business Council’s just-released 2012 Voters’ Guide.  O’Mara received a score of 90%.  He noted that area Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) also received high grades.

The guide ranks the voting record of every state legislator on 11 pieces of legislation the Legislature considered in 2012 and that the Business Council determined demonstrated a commitment to “promoting fiscal reform and improving the state’s economic climate.”  The 2012 Voters’ Guide is currently posted on the Business Council’s website,

“The pro-business momentum we saw in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions needs to continue in order for New York to regain its economic strength,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council. “Business leaders and all New Yorkers can use the Voters’ Guide to identify and support legislators who are committed to a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda.”

O’Mara said, “I appreciate the Business Council’s recognition that the Senate, working in partnership with Governor Cuomo and the Assembly, continues to take meaningful actions to rebuild and revitalize the New York economy, and restore fiscal responsibility throughout state government.  I look forward to getting back to work in 2013 to do even more.”