Press Releases

Walczyk Bill To Honor Fallen Local Police Chief Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) is proud to announce his legislation (A.8523) honoring fallen local Police Chief Samuel A. Johnson, Sr. of the Village of Dexter has been passed by the state Assembly and is on its way to becoming law. The bill...

Walczyk Calls On State To Assume Cost Of August Primary

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) is joining lawmakers in calling for the state to assume the cost of the upcoming primary election on Aug. 23, 2022 by co-sponsoring legislation known as the “ NYS Gerrymander Failure Assistance Act”...

Walczyk’s Quest to Enact Broadband Build-Free Initiative Becomes Law in State Budget

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) has been a leading advocate on pushing Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders to enact a measure that would allow for the state to expand broadband access more quickly and cost-effectively for people and businesses...

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, MP Michael Barrett Partner To ‘Reel-In’ Clarity for American, Canadian Boaters

New York State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has partnered with Member of Parliament Michael Barrett to provide clarity for boaters that travel along the international waterways of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.Americans...

Walczyk To Governor: What Are You Waiting For?

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk issued the following statement, reacting to the Governor’s recent Op-ed on the state’s bail reform laws.The Op-ed can be viewed here.“The Governor does realize that she could enact these changes immediately with...

Walczyk Calls For $500 Million “Invest In Vets” Plan

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) recently joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in putting forth a $500 million “Invest in Vets” agenda that they hope will be included as part of the final 2022-23 State Budget“Our...

Walczyk Advances Bill To Crack Down On Those Who Leave Scene Of Accident

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) announced Tuesday that legislation he cosponsors that would strengthen penalties for those who flee the scene of an accident (A.3964) is one step closer to becoming law. Walczyk is a member of the Assembly Transportation...

Walczyk Applauds Booster Mandate Withdrawal

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) applauded Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to delay imposing a mandate that would have required all health care workers to receive a COVID-19 booster or risk losing their jobs. Walczyk was among the members...

Walczyk Booster Mandate Letter

Walczyk Opposes Lowering Farm Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for Gov. Hochul to oppose the newly-proposed 40-hour workweek from the Farm La-borers Wage Board. This proposal would limit the overtime threshold by...

Walczyk Takes Action to Curb DOH Authority

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for Gov. Hochul to stop the permanent adoption of the state’s mask mandate and other emergency orders made during the COVID-19 pandemic.Walczyk...

Walczyk Calls For Removal Of “Pedophilia Professor”

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is leading a charge in the state Assembly, calling on Deborah Stanley, the chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), to immediately fire a professor of libertarian philosophy and applied ethics at...

Walczyk To Hochul: Include Inflation Relief In Budget

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski), members of their Conference and business leaders at a press conference today calling for the enactment of their Inflation Relief and Consumer Assistance...

Walczyk Claims Victory For School Bus Drivers

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) recently wrote to Gov. Kathy Hochul requesting she take action to address the shortage of school bus drivers. The shortage has led to school closures in districts across the state and has been a serious concern...

Walczyk On 2022 State Of The State

“In her State of the State address to an empty room, the governor said we’re going to be ‘the most business friendly state in the nation.’ In her very next breath, she explained how we’re going to fill vacant office buildings...

Walczyk Congratulates Civil Air Patrol On 80th Anniversary

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) would like to congratulate his fellow members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) on their 80th Anniversary, which falls on December 1. An auxiliary of the United States Air Force, today CAP has over 61,000 volunteers...

Statement From Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"This hip-fire closure plan reminds me of the Cuomo administration.Leaders plan.During the budget hearings earlier this year, I made it clear to the Commissioner of DOCCS that you don’t announce the closure of a State prison and then figure out...

Nearly 100 People Attend Walczyk’s ‘Bonfire Sessions’

Photo as described in caption
Nearly 100 people attended Assemblyman Mark Walczyk’s “Bonfire Sessions,” a series of listening events to give constituents from St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties an opportunity to discuss state issues directly with their Assemblyman...

Walczyk Announces Return Of ‘Bonfire Sessions’

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is announcing the return of his “Bonfire Sessions.”These listening events are an informal way to discuss issues important to residents of St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, directly with Assemblyman...

Walczyk: Our Correctional Officers Deserve Better

Photo as described in caption
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is renewing calls on the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to put practices into place that will better protect correctional officers (COs) in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties, as well as officers...