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Vote Upstate Jobs

We have the power to influence political discourse – and the Upstate Jobs Committee is focused on the following principles.

The Upstate Jobs Committee is dedicated to electing candidates who will support policies that enable and encourage private investment in New York to grow the innovation economy and create more jobs.

Vote Upstate Jobs furthers this mission by supporting candidates who have the ability to bring the right leaders together to create more jobs and stop the outflow of our greatest resource — a talented workforce.

Holistic New York State government reform is needed. NYS government needs ethical, operational, electoral reform to unleash the economic potential of our talent to create more jobs.

Upstate Jobs Committee is registered with the NY State Board of Elections as an Independent Expenditure Committee. Our Committee receives and disburses funds for the advocacy of candidates and policies that align with principles of the Upstate Jobs Party.

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2019 ENDORSEMENTS

The Upstate Jobs Committee is proud to support a host of non-partisan problem-solvers, including Democrats, Republicans and independent candidates for local office across the State.

capital region

Kevin Tollisen

CHAIR OF SARATOGA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS / HALFMOON SUPERVISOR (Republican)

The Town of Halfmoon is one of the most economically successful and fastest growing community in the State. With a record as a tax-cutter and a pragmatic problem-solver, Tollisen helped oversee the merger and resolution of a long-running split between two competitive economic development organizations, reducing public costs and driving efficiency.

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Michele Madigan

SARATOGA SPRINGS COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE (Independence)

Michele Madigan is the incumbent running as an independent candidate after narrowly losing a low-turnout Democratic Party primary. She has been a major proponent for the Innovation Economy, serving as a driving force for new City programs in Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, and wifi in support of business investment and job growth. Her platform, of “One Saratoga” focuses on non-partisan solutions, not traditional political finger-pointing and rhetoric.

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mohawk valley

Mark
Blask

MAYOR OF LITTLE FALLS (Democrat)

Blask, a Democrat completing his first term, has focused his efforts as Mayor on bipartisan approaches to community development, economic growth, and strategic investment. Mark grew up in Little Falls, and joined the Navy immediately after high school, serving first as an enlisted man, then was commissioned as an officer through the JAG Corps. Mark served his country for more than 27 years in the Navy, including tours overseas for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Joint Endeavor in support of NATO forces in Bosnia as well as the nation’s Global War on Terror in Afghanistan. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the Legion of Merit for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievements.” In addition to the Democratic line, Blask is also running on the Upstate Jobs Party line.

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Robert
Palmieri

MAYOR OF UTICA (Democrat)

Robert Palmieri is the incumbent Mayor of Utica, who has focused on community development, government efficiency, and non-partisan solutions for job creation. He has been a panelist for public policy for the Upstate Jobs Party and continues to work across Party lines for the City.ichele Madigan is the incumbent running as an independent candidate after narrowly losing a low-turnout Democratic Party primary. She has been a major proponent for the Innovation Economy, serving as a driving force for new City programs in Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, and wifi in support of business investment and job growth. Her platform, of “One Saratoga” focuses on non-partisan solutions, not traditional political finger-pointing and rhetoric.

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Anthony
Picente

ONEIDA COUNTY EXECUTIVE (Republican)

Tony Picente is the incumbent Oneida County Executive, who has made the innovation economy a major component of his public policy. Just this year, Picente appointed a new Commissioner of Economic Development to shepherd the completion of projects such as the new Downtown hospital and creation of the U-District. He’s been a champion for the unmanned aviation industry development, launched the Innovation Collective in Oneida County and recently announced the Open Innovation program to continue to grow the Innovation Economy in the County. 

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central new york

Ryan McMahon

ONONDAGA COUNTY EXECUTIVE (Republican)

Ryan McMahon was first elected to public office in his 20’s and recently served as Chair of the Onondaga County Legislature. In 2018, upon the resignation of Joanie Mahoney from the post, McMahon was appointed Onondaga County Executive. Since his appointment, McMahon has focused on economic development as a major priority, including infrastructure improvements, workforce development, and fighting poverty to lift all citizens up to enjoy the prosperity of the economy. In addition to the Republican line, McMahon is also running on the Upstate Jobs Party Line.

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western new york

Lynne Dixon

CANDIDATE FOR ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE (Independence)

Lynne Dixon is a five term Erie County Legislator, serving as in the Legislator as a member of the Independence Party. Dixon is also running on the Republican line, and was endorsed by the Upstate Jobs Party in September 2019. At the time, UJP noted her focus on rooting out corruption, rebuilding a broken economy, and fixing a broken two-party system. This is the first endorsement by the independent organization in Western New York.

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2018 ENDORSEMENTS

Bob
Antonacci

CANDIDATE
NYS SENATE (DISTRICT 50)

Keith Wofford for NYS Attorney General | Vote Upstate Jobs

Keith
Wofford

CANDIDATE
NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL

Daphne
Jordan

CANDIDATE
NYS SENATE (DISTRICT 43)

Carrie
Woerner

RE-ELECT
NYS ASSEMBLY (DISTRICT 113)

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We support candidates committed to creating more jobs. We welcome nominations of additional candidates, as well as contact with current office holders, volunteers, contributors and other supporters. Fill out this form to get involved and/or receive updates on more candidates and new content.

The Upstate Jobs Committee assesses candidates who express views and/or a track record that includes furthering job creation through approaches consistent with Upstate Jobs Party principles. Visit UpstateJobs.org for additional information. 

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