Press Releases

Assemblyman Smullen Secures $25,000 Grant for Herkimer BOCES, Congratulates New Board Members at Annual Meeting

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM – Meco) announced today that he has proudly secured $25,000 in grants for the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES program for which he was honored at their annual reorganizational meeting July 7. This grant will...

“Egregiously Unconstitutional Defiance of the Supreme Court”

"This is the SAFE Act version 3.0 – an abomination I have fought to have apply only to New York City. "The Supreme Court ruling was very clear. State laws do not supersede Supreme Court rulings. I am fully confident that this will be litigated immediately...

Assemblyman Smullen Honors Fallen Soldier and American Legion at Historical Landmark Unveiling

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I, SAM-Meco) showed his support for the American Legion and Private Harold Wilmot, as Post 137 celebrated the unveiling of its historical marker Friday in Gloversville. The William C. Pomeroy Foundation assisted in granting...

Assemblyman Smullen Issues Statement on SCOTUS Concealed Carry Decision

“This is a major victory for law-abiding firearm owners and supporters of the U.S. Constitution throughout New York state and the country. “It reaffirms what we have said for many years, that radical progressives in New York are moving dangerously...

Assemblyman Smullen Honors Johnstown High School Stop DWI Scholarship Recipient

Assemblyman Robert Smullen [right] presents Johnstown High School Senior Kalena Eaton with a Certificate of Merit for receiving two college scholarships with intent to combat drunk and drugged driving on Monday, June 20.
Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) congratulated Johnstown High School Senior Kalena Eaton at Monday’s Fulton County STOP DWI event for receiving the Ron Hill Memorial Scholarship and Antone Ralbovsky Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded...

Assemblyman Smullen Honors 100th Anniversary of Mohawk Valley United Way

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) proudly recognized and congratulated the Mohawk Valley United Way last week on their 100th Anniversary at a ceremony at the Saranac Brewing Company in Utica. “The United Way is a vital organization in our...

Assemblyman Smullen Joins Gloversville Little Huskies Charity Golf Event

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was proud to support the Gloversville Little Huskies Charity Golf Event at Fox Run Golf Course in Johnstown over the weekend to show his support for their football program and community efforts. Little Huskies...

Assemblyman Smullen Calls for Return of Whole and 2% Milk Options In Schools

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Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM – Meco) joined a group of state lawmakers, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, farmers, and supporters in Albany for a press conference held by Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I – Schoharie) to call for the reintroduction...

Assemblyman Smullen: National Police Week a Reminder to Back the Blue Year Round

Ever wonder what it would be like to come into work each day not knowing what’s ahead — to have uncertainty, danger and whiplash around every turn? Thus was the situation in Buffalo earlier this week and thus is the task of our law enforcement officers...

Assemblyman Smullen Calls For Tax Relief, Economic Opening Following New York’s Nation-Worst Economic Outlook

Following New York’s economic outlook being dubbed the worst in the nation as part of The Rich States, Poor States: American Legislative Exchange Council-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index , Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I, SAM –Meco) is...

Support For People With Differing Abilities

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) rallied with colleagues on both sides of the aisle today at a press conference reaffirming commitment to protecting employees with differing abilities. Smullen is a protector for those with developmental disabilities,...

Smullen Supports Election Integrity

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) was joined by fellow Minority colleagues today at a press conference calling for further election security measures in preparation for this year’s election cycle. Following a stint of concerning new voting...

Smullen Joins Colleagues, NYS Farm Bureau to Help Local Farmers

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined his fellow Assembly Minority colleagues, the New York State Farm Bureau, and farm owners today to call for the maintenance of the farm employee overtime threshold. The threshold, recently lowered from...

Smullen Statement on Mask Mandate Extension

“For the governor to continue forcing school children to comply with an unconstitutional mask mandate is irresponsible. These misguided mask policies were designed during a pandemic and applied to the state in a one-size-fits-all fashion.This type of...

Smullen and Assembly Minority Colleagues Draft Bill To Mitigate Inflation Impact

“The rate of inflation is the highest it’s been in 35 years, and with very little hope of an end in sight, my Minority colleagues and I had to step in with legislation. Bill A.8481 will put a temporary end to state sales taxes on everyday items, such...

Smullen and Fulton County Sheriff Partner For Venison Donations

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to provide fresh venisonto seniors and veterans in need or unable to hunt themselves. This is a tradition famous in parts of the Adirondack region...

Announcing “Venison for Veterans”

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) is partnering with the Fulton County Office For The Aging, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and other local community groups to help provide “Venison For Veterans” in need. Smullen is eager...

Smullen: Law And Order Must Resume

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) joined Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences today to call for an end to bail reform and the various offshoots that relax criminal justice laws and allow lawbreakers to harm their neighbors and communities....

Smullen Issues Statement In Response To Gov. Hochul’s 2022 State Of The State Address

“Today’s State of the State Address contained some good ideas, particularly the proposals to implement term limits on state-level officials and the replacement of the Joint Committee on Public Ethics with a new, independent ethics agency, but I think...

Smullen Sends Letter to Gov. Requesting State-Run Covid-19 Testing Site Be Opened at Fulton Montgomery Community College

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM-Meco) has written a letter to the governor requesting that she open a state-operated COVID-19 testing site at Fulton Montgomery Community College following outreach from St. Mary’s Hospital in Montgomery County...