Republican Chairs Endorse Ortt in State Senate Race
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) In a joint statement, Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe County GOP chairmen have endorse Robert Ortt for the Republican line in the race for the seat soon to be vacated by George Maziarz.
This is the statement released Wednesday:
“Following the recommendation of the Committee to Fill Vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District.
“Rob Ortt demonstrates a strong commitment to Republican values. Serving as the Chief Executive of North Tonawanda, Rob has fought for a smaller, more common-sense government, while revitalizing his community. A staunch defender of the second amendment, Rob will work to repeal the New York SAFE Act, and advocate for law abiding gun owners across New York. As a combat veteran, he will bring a commitment to leadership and service with him to Albany to represent the people of Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties.
“The Committee to Fill Vacancies considered a number of highly qualified candidates, including former Assembly Leader Charles Nesbitt, each of whom would have continued the strong tradition and dedication to public service set by Senator George Maziarz.
“This seat will play a crucial role in preventing downstate Democrats from taking full control of New York State government at the expense of Western New Yorkers.
“We look forward to assisting Rob with the full support of our organizations and know he will represent the people of the 62nd district with the same integrity he has exhibited his entire career.”