Walczyk Will Continue Run For State Senate, Seeking The 48th Senate Seat
WATERTOWN, NY — Coming on the heels of the new State Senate maps drawn by a neutral Special Master, current Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced that he’s continuing his campaign for State Senate, seeking to represent the residents of the newly drawn 48th Senate District.
Walczyk announced in February that he would be running for a Senate District that was drawn by Albany Democrats with no public input. However, the State’s Court of Appeals recently deemed those lines unconstitutional. As a result, a Special Master was appointed by the courts and redrew Senate and Congressional maps. The new 48th Senate District is comprised of Jefferson, Oswego, Cayuga Counties and a portion of Lewis County.
“Albany democrats tried to stack the deck in their favor by gerrymandering lines in an effort to hang on to their power and completely ignored the state constitution and the will of the people,” said Assemblyman Mark Walczyk.
“I’m running for the 48th Senate District because I firmly believe we need fighters in Albany more than ever. Our state is on the brink because of one-party rule. Taxes are sky high, the price of gas and groceries continues to climb every day and quite frankly, people aren’t safe anymore.”
“I’ve got a proven record of calling out questionable policy, being a check on power hungry Governors and supporting common sense legislation that will truly better the lives of New Yorkers. I humbly ask the residents of this new Senate District for their support and together, I have no doubt that we will build a brighter tomorrow.”
Mark Walczyk has already racked up a slew of endorsements. Walczyk has been backed by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Senators Pam Helming, Dan Stec and Joe Griffo. Additionally, Walczyk has been endorsed by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay and Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, Matt Simpson and Robert Smullen. He’s also been endorsed by the Jefferson and Lewis County GOP Committees.