Press Releases

Legislation Cosponsored By Walczyk to Help End Opioid Crisis Clears Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is seen in the attached photo meeting with Medical Society of the State of New York's Fifth District Councilor, Dr. Howard Huang, practitioner of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Pain Medicine at Samaritan Medical Center
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Wednesday that legislation he cosponsors that would give a helping hand in battling the opioid crisis has passed the Assembly. Under Assembly Bill A.9034, prescriptions for a schedule II, III or...

Walczyk Slams Cuomo’s New Energy Proposal Eliminating Local Control

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is calling into question recent changes by the governor to his budget proposal that would essentially rip the ability to give input on renewable energy projects out of the hands of local communities.Tucked...

Walczyk Appointed to Rural Resources Commission

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced Monday that he’s been named to serve as a member of a bi-partisan, Legislative Commission that aims to protect the unique resources of New York–and the Front Yard of America–and help...

Remembering Why We Celebrate Presidents’ Day

The third Monday of every February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Why then? Well, because President Gen. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Since we actually celebrate birth “dates” and not birth “days,” his 288th...

Walczyk Says Drug Dogs for Prisons Should Be Included in State Budget

Assemblyman Walczyk is seen in the attached photo with Kevin Aldous and Jim Belski from NYSCOBA
On the heels of a big drug bust at the Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders to provide funding for the placement of drug sniffing dogs at every...

Walczyk Meets Local FFA Students, One of Whom Interns in Office FFA Students Stressed the Importance of Agriculture Educators in Area Schools

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) recently met with the next generation of leaders in the Front Yard of America.
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) recently met with the next generation of leaders in the Front Yard of America, local Future Farmers of America (FFA) students, in Albany this past week, one of whom interns in his Watertown office.Walczyk...

Assemblyman Walczyk Tabbed to Serve on International Clean Water Taskforce

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has been named to represent New York State on an international task force that aims to improve water quality of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.Assemblyman Walczyk was nominated, along...

Walczyk “Disheartened” Over Governor’s Cuts to Help New York Veterans

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is raising serious concern over a deep slashing of funding in the governor’s Executive Budget proposal for a number of programs that aim to better the lives of veterans in New York state.The 2020 Executive...

Walczyk Joined By More Than 50 Elected Officials Calling For Parity in State Funding

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) was joined by more than 50 local leaders in the Front Yard of America, calling on the speaker of the Assembly to ensure local governments receive much-needed state funding to help provide assistance to local...

Walczyk, Ritchie Introduce Bill to Put Drug Dogs in Correctional Facilities across the State

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Friday that they have introduced legislation that would crack down on drugs being smuggled into state prisons, effectively strengthening the safety of corrections officers.The measure...

Walczyk: Assembly Majority Flatly Reject Ethics Reforms, Keeping Public in the Dark

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) offered an amendment to the Assembly rules Tuesday in an attempt to provide "daylight" to legislative sessions in Albany. The Assembly Minority introduced nearly twenty proposals that seek to improve...

Walczyk Welcomes Legislative Intern That Hails from the Front Yard of America

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk with Hannah Heisler in the Assembly Chamber.
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is excited to welcome Hannah Heisler to his Albany office. Hannah is taking part in the New York State Assembly Internship Program. Hannah is no stranger to the North Country, as she grew up in Jefferson...

Assemblyman Walczyk Reacts to Governor’s Proposal to Close State Prisons

"We’ve unfortunately seen this before. Buried in the governor’s Executive Budget proposal is language that would effectively give him the power to close as many state prisons as he deems appropriate for the ‘cost-effective and efficient...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk on Massena Man Released After Making Terroristic Threats

“Yesterday, the Massena Police Department arrested Damien Delfosse for making a terroristic threat. Mr. Delfosse made a number of threats to the Department Dispatch and 911, saying that he wanted to kill Massena Police Department officers and ‘watch...

Executive Budget Proposal

“Today, the Governor outlined his Executive Budget Proposal, giving us all an idea of what his priorities are for the coming fiscal year.The Governor has again jammed some policy initiatives into the budget conversation that are unnecessary. He's...

Blankenbush, Walczyk, Local Officials Call for Complete Repeal of “Victims Abuse Act”

Assemblymembers Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) and Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) were joined by county sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates calling for a full repeal of the “Victims Abuse Act of 2019” at a press conference...

Statement from Assemblyman Walczyk on the Appointment of Shoshanah Belway to the Committee on Open Government

“I thought I was reading political satire. The Governor kept the appointment of Ms. Shoshanah Bewlay as Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government a secret from not just the public, but also the eleven member Committee on Open Government....

Walczyk Concerned about Budget Gap in Executive’s Proposal

On the heels of the State of the State address and Executive Budget Proposal, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) is expressing deep concern about the lack of clear vision to rein in spending and close the near $6 billion budget gap that was...

Walczyk Introduces Bill to Create ‘Governor’s Military Council’

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) has introduced legislation that would bridge the gap between the State government and Federal Military structure in New York.The bill, A.7428, creates the ‘Governor's Military Council’...

Walczyk, Ritchie Sponsor Legislation to Combat “Swatting”

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) and Sen. Patty Ritchie announced Friday that they have introduced legislation that aims to curb “swatting” incidents.The legislation (S.6740/A.8657) amends the state’s Penal Law, making a swatting...