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Phillip Steck

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New York State Assembly, District 110 (2019 - Present)

Member, Albany County Legislature (2004 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Phil Steck (Democratic Party) is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 110. He assumed office on January 1, 2013. His current term ends on December 31, 2020.

Steck (Democratic Party, Working Families Party, Independence Party) is running for re-election to the New York State Assembly to represent District 110. He declared candidacy for the Democratic primary scheduled on June 23, 2020. He declared candidacy for the Working Families primary scheduled on June 23, 2020. He declared candidacy for the Independence primary scheduled on June 23, 2020.

Steck earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes being a partner at Cooper Erving & Savage, serving as a member of the Albany County Legislature and working as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County.

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1984
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1978-1981

Professional Experience

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1984
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1978-1981
  • Partner, Cooper Erving & Savage Limited Liability Partnership, 1991-present
  • Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1987-1989

Political Experience

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1984
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1978-1981
  • Partner, Cooper Erving & Savage Limited Liability Partnership, 1991-present
  • Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1987-1989
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 110, 2012-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 110, 2018
  • Member, Albany County Legislature, 2000-2012
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 21, 2008

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Health Committee

Member, Insurance Committee

Member, Judiciary Committee

Member, Labor Committee

Member, Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committee

Chair, Subcommittee on Insurer Investments and Market Practices in Underserved Areas

Chair, Task Force on People with Disabilities

Member, Transportation Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1984
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1978-1981
  • Partner, Cooper Erving & Savage Limited Liability Partnership, 1991-present
  • Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1987-1989
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 110, 2012-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 110, 2018
  • Member, Albany County Legislature, 2000-2012
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 21, 2008
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, present
  • Former Member, Law Review, University of Pennsylvania
  • Former Member, National Moot Court Team, University of Pennsylvania
  • Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2016
  • Chair, Democratic Party, Town of Colonie, 2007-2008
Elections

2020

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General election

The primary will occur on June 23, 2020. The general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 110

Incumbent Phil Steck is running in the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 110 on June 23, 2020.

Phil Steck (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 110

Dave Feiden is running in the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 110 on June 23, 2020.

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Dave Feiden (R)

2018

Steck also ran in the 2018 election as a Working Families Party, Women's Equality Party, Independence Party, and Reform Party candidate.


General election
General election for New York State Assembly District 110

Incumbent Phil Steck (D) defeated Christopher Carey (R) in the general election for New York State Assembly District 110 on November 6, 2018.

Phil Steck (D)
60.3%
31,717 Votes

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Christopher Carey (R)
39.6%
20,840 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.1%
42 Votes

Total votes: 52,599
(100.00% precincts reporting)

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 110

Incumbent Phil Steck advanced from the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 110 on September 13, 2018.

Phil Steck (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 110

Christopher Carey advanced from the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 110 on September 13, 2018.

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Christopher Carey (R)

2016

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 13, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The filing deadline for major party candidates was July 14, 2016. The filing deadline for independent candidates was August 23, 2016.

Incumbent Phil Steck defeated Tom Murphy in the New York State Assembly District 110 general election.

New York State Assembly, District 110 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Phil Steck Incumbent 61.21% 36,217
Republican Tom Murphy 38.79% 22,952
Total Votes 59,169
Source: New York Board of Elections

Incumbent Phil Steck ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 110 Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 110 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Phil Steck Incumbent (unopposed)
Steck also ran on the Working Families, Independence, and Women's Equality Party tickets. Tom Murphy ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 110 Republican primary.

New York State Assembly, District 110 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Tom Murphy (unopposed)
Murphy also ran on the Reform Party ticket.

2014

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Phil Steck was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Thomas A. Jasiewicz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Steck ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Jasiewicz ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Steck defeated Jasiewicz in the general election.

New York State Assembly, District 110 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Steck Incumbent 54% 21,378
Republican Thomas A. Jasiewicz 46% 18,203
Total Votes 39,581

2012

Steck ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 110. Steck defeated Kevin O. Frazier, Timothy D. Nicholsand Joe Landry in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He lost to Jennifer Whalen in the Independence Party of New York State primary. Steck defeated Whalen (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

New York State Assembly, District 110, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip G. Steck 57.2% 32,664
Republican Jennifer A. Whalen 42.8% 24,488
Total Votes 57,152

New York State Assembly, District 110 Democratic Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Steck 38.6% 2,252
Kevin Frazier 29.1% 1,698
Joe Landry 21% 1,227
Timothy Nichols 11.2% 652
Total Votes 5,829

New York State Assembly, District 110 Independence Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Whalen 57.3% 281
Kevin Frazier 18.6% 91
Phillip Steck 16.7% 82
Joe Landry 7.3% 36
Total Votes 490
Policy Positions

New York State Legislative Election 2016 Political Courage Test

Education

1. Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
- No

2. Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
- Yes

3. Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
- No

4. Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
- Yes

5. Should illegal immigrants who graduate from New York high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
- No

6. Should teacher evaluations be tied to the standardized test scores of their students?
- No

7. Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
- No

8. Do you support state funding for charter schools?
- No

9. Other or expanded principles
- I do not support tax credits for donors to private foundations that support private schools.

Legislative Priorities

In the following area, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
- 1) Addressing the heroin epidemic by allowing family members to obtain mandatory 90-day treatment for afflicted family members regardless of age 2) Fully funding Foundation Aid to public schools 3) Decreasing health insurance costs to municipalities by allowing them to join County self-insured health plans 4) Increasing wages for not-for-profit direct care providers to disabled and mentally ill persons. 5) Creating a State fund for municipal water and sewer infrastructure improvement.

Gun

1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- Yes

2. Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
- Yes

3. Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
- No

4. Should a license be required for gun possession?
- Yes

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Health

1. Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
- Yes

2. Do you support Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- No

3. Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
- No

4. Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
- Yes

5. Other or expanded principles
- I support single-payer health insurance also known as Medicare for All.

6. Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
- No

7. Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
- No

8. Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
- No

Social

1. Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in New York's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

2. Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in New York's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

3. Do you support same-sex marriage?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Environment & Energy

1. Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
- No

2. Do you support increased regulations of the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
- Yes

3. Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- Yes

4. Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
- Yes

5. Do you support government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

6. Other or expanded principles
- I support the NYS ban on fracking.

7. Do you support state funding for improvements to New York's energy infrastructure?
- Yes

Abortion & Reproductive

1. Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
- No

2. Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- No

3. Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- No

4. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
- No

5. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-choice

6. Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
- Yes

7. Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
- Yes

8. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
- No

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime & Public Safety

1. Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
- No

2. Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
- Yes

3. Do you support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
- Yes

4. Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
- No

5. Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
- No

6. Do you support delaying the seizure of assets by law enforcement officials until after a conviction?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Economic

1. Do you support government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

2. Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- No

3. Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
- Yes

4. Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
- Yes

5. Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
- No

6. Do you support an increase of the minimum wage?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- NY law allows employers to be able to ask about applicants' criminal history only when related to their job duties. I support this provision of NY law. If unrelated to job duties, employers should not be able to ask.

8. Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
- Yes

9. Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
- Yes

10. Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
- Yes

11. Should employers be able to ask about applicants' criminal history before interviewing them?
- Yes

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

1. Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
- Yes

2. Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
- Yes

3. Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
- Yes

4. Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
- No

Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?

1. Other or expanded principles
- I support public financing of campaigns. There is no significant percentage of voter fraud such that phot ID for voting needs to be required. I know of no fraud at all in my district and we do not have photo ID required for voting.

2. Individual
- Yes

3. Political Action Committee
- Yes

4. Corporate
- Yes

5. Political Party
- Yes

Budget, Spending, & Tax

State Spending:

Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

1. Education (higher)
- Slightly Increase

2. Education (K-12)
- Greatly Increase

3. Environment
- Greatly Increase

4. Health care
- Greatly Decrease

5. Law enforcement/corrections
- Maintain Status

6. Transportation/infrastructure
- Greatly Increase

7. Welfare
- Maintain Status

8. Other or expanded categories
- I favor single payer health insurance (Medicare for All) which is the only way to decrease health insurance costs.

State Taxes:

Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

1. Alcohol taxes
- Maintain Status

2. Cigarette taxes
- Maintain Status

3. Corporate taxes
- Greatly Increase

4. Small business taxes
- Maintain Status

5. Gas/Oil taxes
- Maintain Status

6. Property taxes
- Slightly Decrease

7. Sales taxes
- Maintain Status

8. Income taxes (low-income families)
- Slightly Decrease

9. Income taxes (mid-income families)
- Slightly Decrease

10. Income taxes (high-income families)
- Greatly Increase

11. Do you support applying sales taxes to all online purchases?
- Yes

12. Other or expanded principles
- I support reinstating the sales tax on the sales of stock, bonds, and other securities. In addition, corporate taxes are not a revenue raiser but an incentive for investment, i.e. corporations would rather re-invest than pay the government money in taxes. The United States had its highest period of economic growth when corporate taxes were highest.

Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing New York's budget.

1. Decreasing funding for public universities
- No

2. Tapping into New York's "rainy day" fund
- No

3. Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
- No

4. Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
- No

5. Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
- No

6. Other or expanded principles
- Many possibilities exist for reorganizing government. For example, decreasing SUNY central bureaucracy and allowing each campus to function more independently. Studies have shown that the high cost of college education is derived in part from a proliferation of administration.

Articles

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Hudson Valley Community College's New Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills

Aug. 27, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, Rensselaer County. The 37,000-square-foot facility has doubled the total enrollment capacity in the college's Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program to 288 students, and will help meet the demand for skilled labor at Capital Region manufacturers. "When we invest in our workforce, we are creating a stronger New York by showing companies that we have the skilled labor they need to grow," Governor Cuomo said. "The Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills at Hudson Valley is the latest example of how the state is supporting projects that train and prepare New Yorkers for the jobs of today and tomorrow." "We want to make sure individuals are trained for manufacturing jobs as demand continues to increase across the state," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Hudson Valley Community College's new Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills will train students with the skills they need for jobs of the future in the Capital Region and beyond. We are committed to investing in programs to help close the skills gap, ensure financial independence, and meet businesses' needs to expand and grow." Hudson Valley Community College invested $14.5 million to build and outfit the new 37,000-square-foot facility. The project was supported by a $2.9 million Empire State Development grant, recommended by the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) during Round VII of the Regional Council initiative. Additionally, $1.5 million in federal funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration. CAMS was also supported by gifts from private companies and donors, including a $1 million challenge grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. Hudson Valley Community College President Dr. Roger Ramsammy said, "The opening of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills symbolizes Hudson Valley's commitment to the future of our region. By building CAMS, we will be able to train twice as many students for skilled jobs in our local and state manufacturing industry, enriching their career prospects and providing the workforce the industry needs to continue to thrive. We are proud to be a partner in our region's economic growth, and we are grateful for the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and our leaders in New York State government, Empire State Development and the Capital Region Economic Development Council for investing funds to make this project possible." ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "By further building our talent pipeline, the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills is growing the skilled workforce that will encourage manufacturers to expand in the Capital Region and around New York State." Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said, "The opening of the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills is timely, as New York has been seeing a rise in advanced manufacturing across the state. We're all well aware of the skills gap, so the more workers we can get trained in the new world of manufacturing the better. Increasing the capacity of the talent pipeline in this sector is good for our state and great for our workers because these jobs tend to pay well above the average state wage." New York State Director of Workforce Development Madhuri Kommareddi said, "The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills will help generate the trained advanced manufacturing employees that companies want and need. The program's 100% job placement rate is a testament to the importance of programs like these, and the high-demand for skilled workers in New York State." CREDC Co-Chairs Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, University at Albany President, and Ruth Mahoney, KeyBank Market President, said, "Hudson Valley Community College's Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills is a vital component of our economic development efforts in the region. We recognized the potential of this project with a priority designation in Round VII, and are excited that even more students can pursue an advanced manufacturing career in the Capital Region." Hudson Valley Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program trains machinists, toolmakers and computer numerically controlled programmers. It is the only community college training program of its kind within 125 miles, and it has a 100% job placement rate for its graduates, with nearly all students securing work prior to graduation. CAMS is designed to serve as a one-stop hub to support student training and encourage employee recruitment. The facility includes classrooms, a student advisement center, advanced manufacturing labs and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) simulation computer workstations. The building's assets will support encourage greater networking and job placement by providing the school's corporate partners with access to offices and conference space adjacent to faculty offices, including spaces available for demonstrations, training activities, meetings and events that further connect the college to its workforce partners. Senator Neil Breslin said, "Hudson Valley Community College's advanced manufacturing degree program been crucial to training the future employees of several local companies, and we're excited that even more students will have the opportunity to learn these vital career skills. Thanks to the support from Empire State Development and the CREDC, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems will serve as an important partner in the economic growth of the Capital Region, and I offer my congratulations to the school and its students." Assembly Member John T. McDonald III said, "I proudly stand with Hudson Valley Community College today as they officially open the new Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. This center will allow Hudson Valley to expand enrollment in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program, which is the only training program of its kind in the region. Thanks to this expansion, we will not only create a more skilled workforce but will increase economic growth in our area. I am happy to see this project come to fruition with the help of Empire State Development, the Economic Development Administration and many private companies and donors." Assembly Member Phil Steck said, "My district includes many great advanced manufacturing facilities such as Simmons Machine Tool in Menands and Precision Valve in Latham. Our office is committed to building the workforce for maintaining and growing the manufacturing sector because those are good jobs for good wages. Consequently, we have given funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Program and congratulate HVCC on the tremendous growth in the Program." Assembly Member Patricia Fahy said, "The new Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills will be the only training center of its kind serving the greater Capital Region. There is a shortage of advanced manufacturing skills in today's workforce - and with a 100% job placement rate - this program is an invaluable investment in tomorrow's workforce. This new addition to Hudson Valley Community College's campus will help to build a skilled manufacturing workforce for the future and contribute to the continuing economic growth of our region." Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said, "The grand opening of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills at Hudson Valley Community College is another exciting development in the City of Troy. Thanks to support from ESD and the Capital Region Economic Development Council, more students will be able to pursue a career in advanced manufacturing, and having a talented pool of skilled employees will encourage more manufacturers to establish and expand in the Capital Region. I'm proud to celebrate this investment in our workforce with everyone from HVCC and CAMS."

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.6 Million Project to Rehabilitate Six Capital Region Bridges

Jul. 17, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work has begun on a two-year, $4.6 million project to rehabilitate six bridges in Saratoga, Warren and Albany counties. The project will improve driving conditions, enhance safety and extend the service life of these vital connectors that help keep people and commerce flowing throughout the Capital Region. Work being done includes resurfacing of the pavement approaches to the bridges and repairs to bridge decks, joints, concrete and guiderails. "New York State continues to lead the way in building a 21st Century infrastructure that will promote economic growth and improve quality of life," Governor Cuomo said. "This project is part of our historic commitment to ensure all New Yorkers enjoy the benefits of a modern and reliable transportation network that will keep the economy moving for decades to come." "Investing in infrastructure is a proven economic development strategy, and here in New York we are dedicating resources to assist municipalities across the state," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This funding to modernize bridges in the Capital Region will strengthen the local transportation network and improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. We are committed to investing in projects in our communities for continued progress and enhanced quality of life." The first bridge being repaired as part of the project is the Butler Road Bridge over the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) in the Town of Moreau, Saratoga County, just south of the Hudson River and the new Adirondacks Welcome Center. The bridge carries approximately 1,000 motor vehicles per day in a largely wooded part of the town. Traffic on the Butler Road Bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane controlled by traffic signals during the work, which is expected to conclude by the end of September. Work will also begin in July on the northbound bridge and southbound bridge on the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) over Luzerne Road, just north of Exit 18, in the town of Queensbury, Warren County. Lane closures will be required on Luzerne Road (underneath the Northway) throughout the summer with traffic controlled by a flagger. To minimize disruptions, lane closures on the Northway will be limited to off-peak hours and will not take place until after Labor Day. Construction on the two bridges is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. Other bridges being rehabilitated include: The Route 29 Bridge over the Fish Creek, in the hamlet of Grangerville, Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County. Work will begin later this summer during weekday hours and is expected to be completed in the fall.The Route 9 Bridge over State Route 7 - locally known as "Alternate Route 7" - in Latham, Town of Colonie, Albany County. Work is scheduled to begin in 2020. The Old Loudon Road bridge over State Route 7 in Latham, Town of Colonie, Albany County. Work is scheduled to begin in 2020. New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, "Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, we are investing in transportation infrastructure projects large and small throughout the Empire State. The important maintenance we are conducting at these six bridges will make it easier for residents and visitors alike to travel about the region and help ensure the area's continued economic growth and quality of life." Senator Daphne Jordan said, "Strengthening critical infrastructure across our Capital Region is a smart investment in greater safety and security for all motorists, and improved commerce and community connections that can benefit everyone. The announcement of this multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate bridges carrying Butler Road over the Northway, and Route 29 over the Fish Creek is welcome news for residents in Grangerville, Schuylerville, Moreau, and neighboring communities. Enhancing connectivity to help the flow of motorists and commerce is welcome news for Saratoga County that continues to grow and prosper. I thank State DOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez for her agency's continued support for these and other vital infrastructure rehabilitation projects across the 43rd Senate District." Senator Betty Little said, "Today's announcement continues New York State's investment into our aging infrastructure. The rehabilitation and repair of local roads and bridges are critical to the North Country's public safety and economy, and I thank the Commissioner and the Department of Transportation staff for the excellent work they continue doing in our region." Senator Neil Breslin said, "With increased economic activity comes the need for more infrastructure improvements. Ensuring that these vital bridges are maintained will not only improve public safety, but will help continue to drive economic activity throughout the Capital Region." Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner said, "I want to thank the Department of Transportation and Governor Cuomo for directing state funds to these projects. Maintaining our roads and bridges is critical to ensuring the safe travel of residents and visitors alike and I look forward to seeing work begin on these projects." Assembly Member Daniel G. Stec said, "Investing in our outdated infrastructure must continue to be a priority. I am pleased to see that this bridge is a part of this project as maintaining our infrastructure is one of the most important and necessary initiatives that government should be working on." Assembly Member Phillip Steck said, "Route 9 is a critical thoroughfare for residents of the 110th Assembly District, helping commuters get where they need to go safely and enabling businesses to efficiently transport goods. By investing in the bridge over alternate Route 7, we can extend the life of our local infrastructure and better promote road safety." Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin J. Tollisen said, "Saratoga County appreciates the continued commitment and partnership we have with NYS DOT to improve the roads and bridges in our County. Updating our infrastructure for the safety of our residents and the long term economic impact of these upgrades will benefit Saratoga County for decades to come." Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ronald Conover said, "Luzerne Road provides a vital connection within our community and we appreciate the Northway bridge work that will maintain safety for our residents and visitors alike. The access that the Northway provides to Queensbury allows travelers to easily visit and helps support our local businesses." Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy said, "This announcement is welcome news, especially for one of the fastest growing communities in Albany County and the Capital Region. As we wait for a comprehensive infrastructure plan at the national level, New York is moving ahead by investing in our roads and bridges that are critical to economic development and quality of life. I commend the Governor for his leadership and vision on this project." Motorists are urged to slow down and safely move over when approaching roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones. To learn more about the Move Over law and what we're doing to keep workers and motorists safe in highway construction zones, visit www.ny.gov/workzonesafety. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver license. For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit http://www.511NY.org, or our mobile site at m.511ny.org. Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT. For tweets from New York State DOT Region 1 (covering the Capital Region), follow@NYSDOTAlbany.

Issue Position: Fighting for Working Families

Jan. 1, 2018

Whether it's standing up for local jobs or speaking out for a more equitable tax code, Phil Steck has always been on the side of the Capital Region's working families. "i help my father pay his property tax bill every year, so i know firsthand how overwhelming our property tax burden is. nobody is a bigger champion for developing local employment opportunities, and nobody works harder to get taxes under control."

Events

2019

Aug. 1
Facebook Town Hall on Healthcare

Thur 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Wherever you want to view your Facebook

May 22
Nathan Bruschi Campaign Fundraiser

Wed 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre Albany, NY