Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (right) presenting an official New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit to Waterloo Middle School student James Gantz (left). Gantz - who is in the eighth grade, a Star Scout in Troop 81, an honor roll student and active in his community - spent a portion of Wednesday "shadowing" Leader Kolb in Albany as part of "Job Shadow" career day. Gantz was introduced on the Assembly Chamber floor and interviewed Leader Kolb about his role as Assembly Minority Leader and Assemblyman for the 129th District.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured welcoming the Gantz Family of Geneva to his Albany legislative office. Pictured, from left to right, are Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb; Waterloo Middle School Student James Gantz; and his parents: Jacqueline Gantz and James Gantz.
Gantz visited Albany to "shadow" Leader Kolb and interview him on Wednesday, March 30, for what turned out to be a truly historic day as the state Legislature enacted the first on-time State Budget in several years. Gantz, who plans on pursuing a career in public service, asked Kolb what it took to be a strong leader and an effective public servant, and was able to see firsthand how state government does the people's business.