JAMESTOWN, NY – Underscoring his commitment to serving his constituents, advocating for rural communities and improving the quality of life across the state, Senator George M. Borrello officially announced he is seeking re-election to the New York State Senate to represent the 58th District. The newly configured district, created as a result of redistricting, will encompass Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Wyoming counties, as well as a portion of Erie County.
“I am grateful every day for the privilege of serving the people of the Western Southern Tier. This region is my home and there is nothing more important than ensuring its future,” said Senator Borrello. “I feel fortunate that the 58th District will include most of the 57th, with the addition of Wyoming County and a southern portion of Erie County.”
“Since being elected to the Senate in 2019, the challenges facing New York have been wholly unprecedented. From the public health concerns and economic upheaval related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the multiple scandals and eventual resignation of our former Governor, to the harmful pro-criminal agenda and economic consequences of radical special interest-driven policies, New York State is a cautionary tale of what can happen when there are no checks and balances in state government.”
“As we approach a crucial election year, the stakes for New York have never been higher. In just three years, the damage done by ‘progressive’ Democratic leadership has been severe. Nothing underscores this more than the disastrous bail ‘reform’ that Democrats forced into law in 2019,” said Borrello. “From day one, the strongest push back against these harmful changes has come from me and my Republican colleagues. One of the reasons that I am running again is to ensure that the momentum we started continues until these critical issues get addressed.”
“It is also important that I continue my efforts to advocate for lower taxes and policies that will reverse our outmigration of residents, to protect our family farms and their ability to remain viable and compete, to support our small businesses and to bring common-sense to our renewable energy policies,” he added.
“Among the achievements I am most proud of is the enactment of Nourish NY into a permanent program. The benefits to our farmers and food insecure New Yorkers will be incalculable in the years ahead. I am also encouraged at the progress we’ve made on the issue of rural broadband access, advocating for small businesses, and securing our fair share of state resources.”
“My core mission remains providing the highest level of constituent service to the people in our district. Over the past three years we’ve helped thousands of residents who reached out to us for assistance accessing state programs or benefits and resolving problems. We’ve been instrumental in facilitating regional economic development projects and infrastructure upgrades and honoring the achievements of our veterans and other exceptional residents.
“In three short years, a strong foundation has been built and a lot has been accomplished. However, there is still important work to be done and battles to be won on behalf of the hardworking, law-abiding people of our region and across the state. I look forward to sharing that message and my agenda for change with voters in the coming months.”