Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) was honored to welcome West Point Cadet Caroline McCusker of Penfield, New York to Albany today as part of the state Legislature’s annual West Point Day. The day recognizes the historical and current contributions of West Point and its distinguished cadets from across the state.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined his colleagues during the Joint Budget Conference Committees today to discuss the need to control spending in the state budget in order to help reduce taxes and mitigate the outmigration of New Yorkers to states with lower taxes and costs of living.
A strong supporter of the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball of Greater Rochester, Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) recently helped players open the new Miracle Field in Webster.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) recently honored Priscilla Salgado, the nurse manager of St. Ann's Community at Cherry Ridge in Webster, as the LeadingAge New York Employee of Distinction.
Johns Salutes Challenger Little League Baseball Of Greater Rochester
Assemblyman Mark Johns discusses the need to enact substantial legislative and economic development reforms with Blair Horner, the Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, at a press conference held today outside the Assembly Chamber.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) and members of the state Legislature participated in the annual Animal Advocacy Day today in Albany, an event meant to help raise awareness for the protection of animals and encourage strengthening laws to protect animals across the state.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) took a moment today at the state Capitol to demonstrate electric assisted bicycles with constituent Don Burns and members of the New York Bicycling Coalition, PeopleforBikes, and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Prevention Day (May 8, 2017), Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) met with the Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Albany to discuss legislation that would help prevent domestic violence across the state, including the Domestic Violence Prevention Act Brittany's Law. Johns is a sponsor of the legislation and has circulated a public petition calling for a vote on the bill this session.
Assemblyman Johns shakes hands with his 2017 Legislative Intern, Cameron Horvath a Fairport native.
Assemblyman Mark Johns speaks at a rally held today outside of the Executive Chamber in the state Capitol to "Be Fair to Direct Care" in this year's budget.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) joined a bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers and transportation officials, including Monroe County Regional Transit Service Chief Executive Officer Bill Carpenter, at a press conference calling for increased funding to support expanded public transportation services in communities upstate.
At the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Mental Hygiene this week, Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) spoke out on the need for a living wage increase for direct care workers as part of this year's final state budget. Funding for a wage increase has been withheld in recent years, resulting in New York City's fast food workers earning a higher minimum wage than those who provide vital services and care for some of the state's most vulnerable citizens.
Assemblyman Mark Johns discusses the need for increased CHIPS funding in the Assembly Chamber with Assemblyman Chris Friend and highway supervisors who joined together for a rally today in Albany. Mark Johns represents Webster, Penfield, Fairport/Perinton and East Rochester.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) participated in the public hearing on the proposed transportation portion of the 2017-18 state budget this week in Albany.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) discussed the overall impact of the proposed state budget on taxpayers today following one of the budget public hearings held in Albany.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) today voted in support of legislation that would bring about real reform in Albany by allowing for the forfeiture of publicly-funded pensions from state officials found guilty of felony corruption.
Assemblyman Johns stands with Patty Farrell, whose daughter, Laree, lost her life to heroin addiction. Farrell joined Johns and the Assembly Minority Conference at one of their multiple press conferences held at the state Capitol over the past year calling for action on the heroin and opioid epidemic. Like Johns, Farrell would like to see the state Legislature pass legislation (A.6039) to punish those who knowingly sell deadly drugs like heroin.
Pictured above: Assemblyman Mark Johns meets with Patty Farrell, a Colonie, New York mother who lost her daughter, Laree, to heroin. Farrell and other recovery advocates joined Johns at a press conference in Albany today calling for enactment of Larees Law, a measure that would strengthen penalties for those who knowingly sell deadly opioids like heroin. Mark Johns represents Webster, Penfield, Fairport/Perinton and East Rochester.
Assemblyman Johns discusses the task forces event with a constituent.
Assemblyman Johns welcomes participants to the event, along with task force chair, Assemblyman Clifford Crouch, and colleague Assemblyman Peter Lawrence.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) joined Peter Mannella, Executive Director of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), to announce his support for statewide legislation that would ensure the safety of schoolchildren by allowing for the installation of school bus safety cameras (Assembly Bill 1520-C) to deter other motorists from illegally passing school buses, a problem highlighted by a recent study conducted by the Association.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) called on the Assembly to bring to a vote real reform legislation in the State Assembly.
Assemblyman Johns rallies for increased CHIPS funding today with Assemblyman Karl Brabanec and Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendent (and former Assemblyman) Dan Losquadro and highway superintendents from across NYS.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) recently spoke at a press conference hosted by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference launching a new legislative reform measure, the Spirit of 76. The measure would allow any bill that has at least 76 sponsors regardless of the sponsors party affiliation to immediately come out to the Assembly floor for a vote. It only takes 76 of the 150 Assembly members to pass a bill.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,IWebster) speaks with Janice Grieshaber-Geddes following their press conference launching the Spirit of 76 legislative reform initiative today at the State Capitol. Grieshaber-Geddes detailed her harrowing experience losing her daughter and advocating for legislation to end parole for first-time violent felons. Despite obtaining over 20,000 signatures on a public petition and 130 Assembly sponsors on the bill, the legislation was prevented from coming to a vote by former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) introduces one of the 13 resolutions to enact a 17-point legislative reform package in the Assembly chamber. Among the reforms was Johns Single Opportunity for Legislative Equality (SOLE) Act, an initiative that allows all members the ability to bring to a vote one bill of statewide significance per two-year legislative term. These measures were voted down by the Assembly in 2015 and again during a recent session.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I-Webster) (right) was joined by Monroe County Legislator Sean Delehanty (left) and New York Army National Guard Sargeant 1st Class Jason Hammond (center) at an emergency preparedness training class for Monroe County. The class was designed to give citizens the tools and resources to prepare, respond and recover from a variety of disaster situations. The event was held at the Town of Perinton Community Center earlier this week.
Assemblyman Mark Johns speaks at a press conference outside the Assembly chamber announcing a 17-point legislative reform package introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference.
Assemblyman Mark Johns (second from left) joins Director of Monroe County Department of Transportation Terrence J. Rice (third from left) and highway superintendents from across the region at a rally in support of CHIPs funding at the State Capitol. The assemblyman would like to see full use of the $5.4 billion bank settlement to improve infrastructure across the state.
On Thursday, August 29, Assemblyman Mark Johns attended the ribbon cutting for Mac's Philly Steaks on Main Street in the village of Fairport. Pictured here are Paul West, President of the Fairport-Perinton Chamber of Commerce; State Senator Ted O'Brien; Owner Ryan MacNamara and his family; Co-Owner Brett Owens; Assemblyman Johns; Fairport Mayor Fritz May; Perinton Supervisor Jim Smith; and County Legislator Mike Barker. Ryan moved to the Fairport location from East Rochester.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, Assemblyman Mark Johns presented a New York State Assembly Proclamation to Fairport Savings Bank President & CEO Dana Gavenda. The bank is celebrating its 125th year in business and promotes community development through home ownership and affordable mortgages. Fairport Savings Bank has locations in the village of Fairport, and towns of Perinton, Penfield and Webster. The proclamation presentation was made at the bank's location on South Main Street in Fairport.
On Thursday, September 12, Assemblyman Mark Johns visited residents at The Maplewood in Webster. Johns discussed legislation and other issues affecting our community's aging population.
On Wednesday, August 21, Assemblyman Mark Johns visited dozens of residents at Grand Vie Senior Living Community in Penfield. Johns distributed Senior Resource Guides and discussed his role on the Assembly's Aging Committee.
On Tuesday, September 3, Assemblyman Mark Johns helped cut the ribbon on the new expansion of the Webster Montessori School on Five Mile Line Road in Penfield. The expansion added several thousand square feet to the school for its more than 100 students. Pictured here are Assemblyman Mark Johns; Keith Goebel of Canandaigua National Bank; JJ Griebel, Head of WMS; Garland Nichols, WMS Board President; Anne Carmody, Chair of the Webster Chamber of Commerce; Jim Burm of Nichols Construction; and Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain.