Press Releases

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...

Walczyk Continues to Uphold Constitutional Liberties

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) fought tirelessly against a further infringement on our Second Amendment rights. Assembly Bill 2686A creates penalties for anyone who fails to properly follow the strict firearm storage regulations set by...

Sen. Griffo, Assemblyman Walczyk Introduce Legislation Altering Makeup of Senate

ALBANY – State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, and state Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-C-I-Ref-Watertown, announced today that they have introduced legislation (S2047) that will provide for more geographic balance to the New York State Senate. Since...

Ritchie, Blankenbush and Walczyk Launch Petition to Protect North Country Prisons

Following the Governor’s proposal to close three New York State prisons in 2019, Senator Patty Ritchie and Assembly members Ken Blankenbush and Mark Walczyk are calling on the public to show their support for local correctional facilities by signing...

Walczyk Praises the Restoration of AIM Funding In the Executive Budget

“This is exactly what happens when the Majority and Minority come together to speak common sense to the powers in Albany. I commend all the hard work our local leaders put in to fight against these devastating cuts to AIM funding. We have great leaders...

Walczyk Joins Local Officials to Call for Restoration of Aim Funding

In a historic showing of bipartisan coalition building, state Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) and dozens of Town Supervisors and Mayors from across St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties have sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo outlining the need...

Freedom to Choose Is the Best Solution For Healthcare Concerns

“Today some of my colleagues on the Health Committee touted the idea of creating a single-payer healthcare system for New York State. Every New Yorker has the right to affordable and accessible healthcare, but a single-payer healthcare system is...

Walczyk: North Country Deserves Our Fair Share of Infrastructure Funding

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Joined by his colleagues in the Assembly minority earlier this week, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) announced the findings of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. This task force spent the past...

Walczyk Joins Restaurant Workers to Demand Answers about the Future of Tipped Wages

On Tuesday, January 22, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) joined members of the Restaurant Workers Association and statewide tipped-wage workers to advocate against the governor’s proposal to end tipped wages in New York. The largest...

Walczyk: Affordable College Continues To Be a Dream for Our Students

“While the Majority in the Legislature continues to rubber-stamp new, expensive programs that the governor has proposed, our students are facing a financial crisis that can’t be solved through stretching the education budget even thinner than...

Walczyk Raises ‘Red Flag’ On Governor’s Cuts to Local Governments

“Since the Executive laid the framework for his budget proposal, I–along with many others–have been reviewing the roadmap the Governor has laid out for this year’s state budget and Legislative Session. I have legitimate concerns with...

Walczyk: North Country Priorities Are My Priorities for the State Budget

“My goal to represent St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties has been and will always be to advocate for and support initiatives that will better position the North Country to thrive and grow. While there were parts of the Executive’s budget proposal...

Assemblyman Walczyk Prepared to Fight Cuomo’s Agenda from Day One

“It’s my honor to represent the people of the 116th Assembly District and being a tireless advocate for initiatives that will help create jobs and improve the overall quality of life for Northern New Yorkers. I addition, I also look forward...

Assemblyman Walczyk Sworn Into Legislature, Ready to Get to Work

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) sworn into the State Assembly
Today, in front of friends and family, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I,Ref-Watertown) was sworn in as representative of the 116th Assembly District in Albany. His ceremony was administered by Kevin Engel in the Legislative Office Building. Also known...