Assemblyman Walter Sworn in at State Capitol

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Assemblyman Ray Walter receives the Oath of Office from the Honorable Bernard J. Malone, Jr. of the Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department (far left). They are joined by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (second from left) and members of the Walter family.

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM EDT

Albany, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) received the Oath of Office at a public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Walter expressed thanks to his family and supporters while focusing on the legislative session that begins with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address on Wednesday.
 
“I am so grateful to be standing here today as a representative for the hard-working people of Western New York,” Walter said in a news release. “Without the support of my family and the entire community, I wouldn’t have the privilege of coming to Albany to protect what counts for Western New Yorkers. I look forward to joining Minority Leader Kolb and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight for job creation, smart investment and a more efficient government that will improve the lives of Western New York’s families and businesses.”
 
Walter is a husband and father who practices elder law in Amherst. Before being elected to the state Assembly, he represented the 4th District in the Erie County Legislature.
 
“I have a proven record of working in a bipartisan fashion to make government more accountable to taxpayers, and that’s a record I will continue in the state Assembly,” said Walter. “I’m not concerned with political bickering or infighting – I’m concerned with delivering results for my family and yours. From supporting our research and education institutions like the University at Buffalo to reducing the state’s 49,000 pages of job-killing regulations, I look forward to helping Western New York jump-start the state’s economic recovery.”