Albany, N.Y.( release) – Democrats and Republicans in Albany must partner with Governor Andrew Cuomo to keep their promise to voters and demonstrate fiscal discipline as the state grapples with a $10 billion deficit this fiscal year. Representing the need to bring new ideas to Albany, Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson is pleased to announce that newly elected State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy of Western New York will deliver the Senate Democratic response to the Governor’s inaugural State of the State address.
Senator Kennedy said, “It is time for Albany to end the finger pointing and for all elected officials, regardless of perceived political differences, to work together to help the hardworking families of New York State. I thank Senator Sampson for embracing what new members of the Senate offer and for heeding Western New York's call to help me restore our region's voice in Albany. I also thank all of my colleagues for trusting in me to deliver the response to the Governor’s State of the State.”
About Senator Kennedy
Vowing to restore Western New York’s voice in Albany, Senator Kennedy’s service will be dedicated to finding common ground solutions to address state government’s fiscal and ethical problems. A former Erie County legislator, the senator understands firsthand the consequences of Albany’s fiscal recklessness – for decades politicians would spend and pass the costs onto local governments and taxpayers.
Senator Kennedy represents the 58th District of the New York State Senate, which covers the towns of Cheektowaga, Eden, Hamburg and West Seneca, the city of Lackawanna and parts of the city of Buffalo. Senator Kennedy and his wife, Katie, are raising two children, Connor and Eireann, in their South Buffalo neighborhood.