Saying she is working to make a difference for the people she serves, Senator Catharine M. Young officially announced she is seeking re-election to the New York State Senate in the 57th District, which encompasses Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and half of Livingston counties.
Senator Young is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform parties. She has reached a top leadership post as the first in history woman Senate Finance Committee Chair, giving Western New York clout that they haven’t seen for decades. The 11-year incumbent said her priorities are job creation, economic revitalization and tax relief so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
“I love my district and work hard to be in touch with the people I serve every day. That’s why I have stood up for our region and fought for our fair share from Albany. We have delivered millions of dollars to create jobs and invest in our local economy, and develop the workforce so people can have the skills they need to be successful. We created the property tax cap that has put the brakes on runaway tax hikes, invested record amounts to protect the STAR program, and restored the property tax rebate program to ease the burden on middle-income families and senior citizens,” she said.