Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (right) speaking during the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) Central Upstate Manufacturing Meeting recently held at the DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse. Leader Kolb started and ran successful private sector manufacturing companies prior to his entering public service and is the only Legislative Leader in all of state government with 20-plus years of proven private sector business experience. Seated to Leader Kolb's immediate right, is State Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida).
Leader Kolb previously served as Chair of the Assembly Minority Conference's Manufacturing Task Force and traveled statewide to hear directly from manufacturing CEOs, managers and front-line employees about what state government can do to stop hurting, and start helping, this critical sector of New York's economy. Leader Kolb continues leading the charge to preserve, protect and strengthen manufacturing in New York and create more private sector jobs.