Press Releases

Walczyk Launches ‘Bonfire Sessions’

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) has announced the first of his “Bonfire Sessions.”The “Bonfire Sessions” are an informal way to get to know Assemblyman Walczyk better, giving residents an opportunity to share stories...

A Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

“The recent news that NYS will be filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission is a win for property owners and businesses that lie across the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Holding the International Joint Commission accountable...

A Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"This is just another slap in the face to taxpayers across New York who are already facing stagnant wages and rising costs of living. Individuals who are incarcerated are in prison to pay a debt to society, not give them the chance to increase their personal...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"This year we saw a state budget that imposed over $4 billion in new taxes and still grossly overestimated projected revenue. The new license plates that could cost north of $40 a plate and I view this as one more scheme to inequitably tax Upstate.We've...

Walczyk Introduces Bill to Rebuild and Protect Shorelines of Homeowners along Lake and River

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After recording flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for the second time in three years, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) has introduced a bill to create a statewide crisis response program to prevent long-term damage from...

Walczyk Bill to Rename Portion of State Route 37 in Honor of Charles “Chuck” Kelly Clears Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced that the Assembly has passed his first bill, which renames a portion of State Route 37 in honor of the late reporter Charles “Chuck” Kelly.Under Assembly Bill A.6560a, the portion of State...

Farm Labor Bill Hurts, Not Helps Farmers

“Farming is the lifeblood of so many that live in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, with many farms that have been handed down from one generation to the next. Our farms proudly feed New York and beyond and the local impact of one farm in our...

Ritchie, Barclay & Walczyk Launch Petition Calling For Suspension Of Plan 2014

Following a second major flooding event in three years, State Senator Patty Ritchie and Assembly members Will Barclay and Mark Walczyk are calling on shoreline property owners, small business owners and other stakeholders to sign their petition calling...

Walczyk: Driver’s Licenses for Non-Residents Rife with Issues

A statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) regarding A.3675b, which provides driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants: "This bill is rife with issues. Driving is a privilege in New York State, not a right. This legislation...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Sidestepped for Driver’s Licenses

In a Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 5, the committee voted on legislation that would provide undocumented immigrants with an official New York driver’s license. The bill, A.3675a, authorizes the DMV to issue standard drivers'...

Prison Closures Avoided In the Front Yard of America

Today we received word the prisons in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties have been spared closure. Livingston Correctional Facility and Lincoln Correctional Facility are being slated for closure.Walczyk said "Given the number of families that would’ve...

Walczyk Takes a Stand against Domestic Violence

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) has joined his colleagues in a bipartisan effort to cosponsor a package of bills aimed directly at combating domestic violence. As our nation faces a crisis of domestic violence, New York State aims to have...

Walczyk Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Combat Unwarranted Robocalls

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) has joined his colleagues in both the Assembly and Senate to take a stand against unwarranted robocalls to New York residents. After it was reported that Americans received about 16.3 billion robocalls in...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

“The fears of many residents and business owners are starting to be realized: high waters levels along the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario have returned. Water and debris are already spilling into streets and docks are disappearing beneath the...

Walczyk Debates Changes to Childcare Industry

(ATTN Photo Editors) Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is seen debating Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, as the Legislature was discussing budget bills)
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is blasting recent changes to the child care industry that were handed down in the newly adopted state budget, ripping tools from the hands of parents and Family Courts that are designed to help troubled youths, along with jacking...

Walczyk Joins Legislators, Advocates to Protect Direct Care Workers

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I, Ref-Watertown) joins legislative leaders and Direct Care advocates at the State Capitol on March 25, 2019
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) joined his colleagues and direct-care advocates to urge legislative leaders to include the proper funds for direct-care workers in the final budget. In a bipartisan initiative, Walczyk and his fellow legislators...

Assemblyman Walczyk Welcomes MG Brian Mennes, Thanks MG Walter Piatt

“I would like to personally thank outgoing MG Walter Piatt for his years of service to bettering the North Country, as he served the role of Commanding General at Ft. Drum. His unwavering dedication to strengthening the 10th Mountain Division will...

Walczyk Calls On Leadership to Renew American Legion Funds

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) joined his legislative colleagues to cosign a letter urging the legislative leadership and governor to restore $150,000 to the American Legion Boys State program. This money alleviates the costs of the week-long...

Walczyk: Our Local Leaders Deserve the Proper CHIPS Funding

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) joins local municipal leaders with Senator Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Will Barclay
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I, Ref-Watertown) joined local leaders and highway superintendents from across the state to call on the Legislature to provide municipalities with the proper funding they deserve. Through programs such as the Consolidated...

Ethics Reform a Priority for Walczyk, Introduces the “Halt Crimes Against the Public Trust Act”

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) fulfilled his promise to residents of the “Front Yard of America” by formally introducing his first bill which aims to loosen the tight grip of corruption that continues to plague Albany. The...