Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay on The Election of Rob Ortt As Senate Minority Leader

June 19, 2020

“I want to extend my congratulations to Sen. Rob Ortt on his election as Minority Leader of the New York State Senate. I wish him nothing but success as he begins his tenure in this critical role. Rob is a decorated veteran, a tenacious advocate for the people of Western New York and a voice for rational, common-sense policies that help everyday New Yorkers.

His ascension to leading the Senate Minority has come quickly, and comes at an important time for the future of New York. As the state begins to recover from the crushing impacts of COVID-19, we also must reinforce our efforts to defeat a dangerous liberal agenda that costs too much, achieves too little and continues to drive away thousands of families and businesses every year.

I share the respect and confidence in Rob that his Senate colleagues demonstrated today and look forward to working collaboratively on measures that put New York on a path to prosperity.”