Assemblyman Brian Manktelow one of nine new Minority Assembly members

Albany -- Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and the Assembly Minority Conference today welcomed nine new Members during a public swearing-in ceremony in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The new legislators took their oaths of office among friends, family, elected officials and other dignitaries. Manktelow was joined in the hearing room by his wife, Crystal and three of their children: Alexis, Christian and Noah.

“As a representative of the people of New York and the 130th Assembly District, I vow to take my job as an assemblyman very seriously,” said Assemblyman Manktelow (R,C,I,Ref-Lyons). “As someone with decades of experience as a business owner in the agricultural industry, I firmly believe we need to create a more business-friendly New York and an atmosphere that stimulates economic growth. I will push for a reduction of the unfunded state mandates and high taxes that continue to burden New Yorkers. I am eager to use my background in both the military and in public service toward positive change.”