Press Releases

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...