Tonawanda News

October 25, 2012

Schimminger gets business backing

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Long-time Assemblyman Robin Schimminger has received the backing of one of the state’s top business organizations. 

The Business Council of New York State has endorsed Schimminger, D-Kenmore, in the 140th State Assembly District as he readies to face former Tonawanda City Councilman Chuck Gilbert, a Republican.  

“Robin Schimminger sees first-hand the need for growth and job creation in New York,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. “He understands that to put New York on a path to economic recovery we need to lower taxes and lower the cost of doing business in this state. As a member of the Assembly, Robin has been a champion of pro-growth policies and will continue to focus on those policies when he is re-elected.”

In the Assembly, Schimminger said he supported much of the business council’s economic reform agenda, including the enactment of a property tax cap, mandate relief and tax reform, public employee pension reforms and limiting government borrowing.

He also noted he rated in the top 10 of the Business Council’s 2012 Voters’ Guide for his votes in the Assembly, with a score of 92 percent. 

The 2012 Voters’ Guide measures New York State legislators’ commitment to promoting fiscal reform and improving the state’s economic climate by scoring their votes on key legislation during the 2012 session.

The endorsement comes through the Business Council’s Political Action Committee.