ONEONTA, 11/08/16 – Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was overwhelmingly re-elected today to a 16th term as state senator.
Senator Seward addressed an excited crowd at campaign HQ in Oneonta saying, “I am thrilled and humbled with the victory and look forward to continuing the strong partnerships I have developed with the people of the 51st Senate District ensuring our needs, our views, and our values are well represented in Albany.”
After thanking his family and supporters, Seward cited several recent victories in Albany along with his future goals.
“I first ran for state senator because I wanted to serve the public and help the people who call this area home – I am still driven by those sentiments. This past year alone, I helped advance a landmark middle class income tax cut, record aid for our local schools, new resources for our upstate roads and bridges, and vital measures to address the crushing heroin epidemic.
“Advancing broad-based economic development incentives that will attract new businesses and strengthen those already loyal to New York, solidifying a more equitable school aid distribution formula with a focus on foundation aid reforms, continuing to revamp our state regulatory system by eliminating costly mandates and unneeded regulations on our local governments and small businesses, helping young people and their families afford the cost of college, restoring the public’s trust in government, and delivering sustained property tax relief for our middle-class homeowners are just a few items that top my agenda for 2016-17,” Seward concluded.