Press Releases

Johns Helps 3,000+ Homes Recycle Electronics Safely

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) partnered with Sunnking to host his annual Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 at Xerox in Webster to allow the public to recycle up to four televisions per car and other outdated or unused...

Johns to Host Electronics Recycling Event Saturday

*** Media Advisory ****Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) is partnering with Sunnking to host his annual Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 at Xerox in Webster. This event allows the public to recycle up to four televisions...

Johns: Hate Will Not Be Tolerated

“I am offended and outraged by the hateful rhetoric and symbols found spray-painted around the Town of Perinton today. There is no room for hate in our community, and these cowardly acts of violence and destruction of property will not be tolerated....

Johns to Help Distribute Free Masks in Webster

As part of a concerted effort to protect constituents from contracting COVID-19, Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) is teaming up with Monroe County officials to hand out 3 million free masks to the public at events across the county. Johns will...

Johns Works To Help Volunteer Fire & EMT

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C,I,Ref-Lockport) to announce new measures their conference has taken to protect volunteer firefighters and emergency...

Johns: State Budget Should Be Transparent & Basic

“In these times of uncertainty, the state Legislature has an even greater obligation to make sure the public knows what is in the state budget. To my colleagues, let’s not load the budget up with hidden policies and extraneous non-fiscal matters....

Johns: Increased Funding For Local Roads & Bridges Is Needed, Warranted & Attainable

“One of the most pressing needs facing the Greater Rochester Region is improved infrastructure and for the eighth consecutive year I’ve rallied with highway workers from across our state for an increase in funding for our local roads and bridges....

Johns: Green Light Puts Red Light On Commerce

WATCH THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/scvL0BfB8T4“The state’s Green Light Law, allowing previously undocumented people to have government-issued driver’s licenses, has resulted in the state no longer being included in many trusted traveler...

Public Safety Must Be Restored Says Johns

Watch Video: https://youtu.be/QZP_PJAk71gToday at the State Capitol, Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), hundreds of members of law enforcement and colleagues from the state Legislature...

Johns Calls For Increased Democracy in Assembly Proceedings

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) this week introduced his Single Opportunity for Legislative Equality (SOLE Act) legislation (A.5715) as a potential rules reform to the Assembly proceedings as part of an 18-initiative proposal submitted by the...

Johns Calls for Increase in Infrastructure Funding

WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/OYEdIvpLg3EAssemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) attended the Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation today in Albany to call for an increase in funding for local roads, bridges and infrastructure programs outside of...

Johns: Albany Must Act To Correct Bail Reforms, Return Judicial Discretion

At a press conference today in Albany, Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski), their colleagues, district attorneys, sheriffs, and victims’ families impacted by the new bail reform...

Johns: Adoptees & Their Descendants Can Receive Birth Certificate

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) was proud to sponsor legislation that passed last year to allow for adoptees born in New York state, and their direct descendants, to receive a copy of their original birth certificate if they so wish. The bill...

Johns: State Cannot Borrow Or Tax Its Way To Prosperity

New York state and its citizens cannot take on any more debt. With a $6 billion budget deficit and being very close to our state’s debt limit, we need the governor and state lawmakers to take cost savings very seriously. Albany should not raise taxes...

Johns Honors Local Eagle Scout

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined with the friends and family of Boy Scout Troop 163 this weekend to celebrate scout Adam Johns Daniels as he became an Eagle Scout at the St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Webster.“Adam spent over...

Johns Honors Rochester’s Top 100

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined members of the business community this week at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP Top 100 reception to reveal the fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in the region. The event...

Johns Celebrates Northwest Bank’s 10th Anniversary

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined members of the business community in Webster today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Northwest Bank. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as short remarks.“It’s always...

Johns Honors State Championship-Winning Softball Team

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) presented state proclamations recently to the Penfield Little League Girls Softball Team, who won the New York State Championship against South Orangetown this past July. The team was led to victory by Team Manager...

Johns Celebrates Life at Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Reception

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) joined breast cancer survivors, advocates and members of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester at the coalition’s annual legislative reception. The event gives lawmakers, like Johns, the opportunity to...

Johns Honors Local Resident as “Employee of Distinction”

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C,I,Ref-Webster) presented a state proclamation recently to Kathleen Truelson as she was honored with a LeadingAge New York Employee of Distinction Award. Truelson is the off shift director at Hill Haven Transitional Care in...