MINORITY LEADER JAMES N. TEDISCO
January 6, 2009
Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady, Saratoga) and his colleagues welcomed two new Assemblymembers at a swearing-in ceremony held in Albany this afternoon. The Hon. Vito C. Caruso, Administrative Judge for the Fourth Judicial District, presided over the event.
The new legislators joining Tedisco and the Assembly Minority Conference are Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R,C,I-Williamsville) from Western New York, and Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C-Jackson) of the Capital Region. Both were elected this fall.
"Today is a great day for our Assembly Minority Conference and for people across New York State. My colleagues and I are eager to work with these new citizen legislators to begin the important work of repairing our economy, reducing property taxes and restoring fiscal responsibility. We proudly welcome them to our Conference as we prepare for what will be a uniquely challenging Legislative Session," Tedisco stated.
Corwin will serve on behalf of the people of the 142nd Assembly District. She served on the Board of Directors of the Talking Phone Book as Secretary and Treasurer, and was previously the Vice President. She is an active member in her community serving as President and Founder of the Philip M. and Jane Lewis Corwin Foundation.
"As my first term begins, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the state Legislature to restore fiscal stability and bring growth back to New York. I will be a strong, independent voice on behalf of the hardworking taxpayers of the 142nd district," said Corwin.
Jordan represents the 112th Assembly District. He has previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Washington County and is now a partner in the law firm of Jordan & Kelly LLC. Jordan understands the challenges facing Washington, Rensselaer, and Saratoga County families and will work across party lines for smart, common-sense solutions to issues.
"The people of Washington, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties have spoken loud and clear - they want a representative that will lower property taxes, improve the quality of life, and fight for middle-class families and seniors," said Jordan.
"I want residents to know that my door is always open. Over the next few weeks, I look forward to getting down to business and fighting to pass a common-sense budget that cuts wasteful government spending, so we don't have to increase the burden on middle-class families already squeezed by high taxes. This is the worst economic crisis we have experienced in our lifetime, and it will require some tough decisions. I'm honored to have been chosen to represent the 112th Assembly District and I look forward to serving with distinction," Jordan said.
"Congratulations to Jane and Tony. We welcome them into our family," Tedisco said.