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New York State Assemblyman - 120th District - Will Barclay
Will Barclay was first elected as a member of the New York State Assembly on November 5, 2002. He currently represents the 120th Assembly District, which includes the Oswego County towns of Albion, Amboy, Boylston, Constantia, Granby, Hastings, Mexico, New Haven, Orwell, Palermo, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel, Scriba, Volney, West Monroe and Williamstown; the cities of Oswego and Fulton; the Onondaga County town of Lysander; and the Jefferson County town of Ellisburg.
Born in Syracuse, New York in 1969, Mr. Barclay is a lifetime resident of central New York. An attorney and a businessman, Mr. Barclay is a partner in the Syracuse law firm of Hiscock and Barclay, LLP where he specializes in business law. He is a member of the Oswego County Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association. Mr. Barclay is currently a board member of Pathfinder Bank and Countryway Insurance Company and also formerly served as a board member of Syracuse Supply and QMP Enterprises, Inc. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. Because of his experience in business and law, Assemblyman Barclay knows firsthand the challenges that the business community faces in New York and, therefore, he has focused his legislative agenda on policies that will benefit the upstate economy and the working men and women of his district.
As a civic-minded person, Mr. Barclay has participated in a number of community organizations. He formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. In addition, until his election to the Assembly, Mr. Barclay was a member of the SUNY Oswego College Council, a position he was appointed to by Governor Pataki.
For his accomplishments, in 2004, Mr. Barclay was recognized as one of Oswego County Business magazine’s Forty under 40, an honor given to Oswego County leaders under the age of 40. Mr. Barclay was also awarded the 2007 Martin Rose Economic Developer Merit Award for his commitment to the economic development process by helping to facilitate the attraction and retention of businesses in Oswego County.
In January 2012, Mr. Barclay was named Deputy Minority Leader, the leadership post he currently holds. Prior to this position, Mr. Barclay served as Assistant Minority Leader, Chair of the Minority Joint Conference Committee and Vice Chair of the Minority Program Committee, a leadership position that he was appointed to in the beginning of his second term in the Assembly. In addition, Mr. Barclay formerly served as Chair of the Minority Conference’s Hunting and Fishing Task Force and currently serves as a member of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Manufacturing and the Assembly Minority Task Force on Small Business. Since 2006, Mr. Barclay has served as Chair of the Assembly minority conference campaign committee. In addition, Mr. Barclay holds the position of Ranking Minority Member on the Assembly Insurance Committee.
Mr. Barclay is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Syracuse University College of Law. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk for Roger J. Miner, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, in Albany and New York City.
Mr. Barclay represents the eighth generation of his family living in Pulaski, New York. He and his wife, Margaret, have two sons, Harry and George.
Standing Committee Assignments 2013: Insurance (Ranking Minority Member); Energy; Judiciary; Rules; Ways and Means.
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Fulton, NY 13069
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Albany, NY 12248
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New York State Senator - 48th District - Patty Ritchie
Patty Ritchie was elected to the State Senate in 2010, and serves as Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. In 2015, she was named Deputy Majority Leader for Senate and Assembly Relations, a position that strengthens her ability to represent her Central and Northern New York constituents, as well as lead on issues that are important to all New Yorkers.
Patty is a lifelong resident of Upstate. Patty grew up in DePeyster, in St. Lawrence County, graduating from Heuvelton Central High, Mater Dei College and SUNY Potsdam, and chose to stay in Northern New York and raise her own family.
Patty’s always had a strong interest in serving her community, so she sought election as St. Lawrence County Clerk, was reelected twice with strong, bipartisan support, and served in that role for over a decade, scoring many notable successes that improved service to her customers, and increased revenue to the county to help hold the line on local property taxes.
Patty has committed to carrying her reputation for customer service, and concern for individuals and communities through to her role as State Senator, where she has led myriad fights on behalf of farmers, senior citizens seeking assistance with their prescription drug costs, and for additional state support for rural schools.
She was an early supporter of the new Property Tax Cap law that's saving millions of dollars for Central and Northern New York homeowners, and championed job creation.
As Agriculture Committee Chair, she has worked to strengthen family farms, by cutting taxes and red tape. She authored the new 2% cap on farmland assessments, which has helped stop runaway property tax increases that threaten farmers' success. To encourage a new generation of family farmers, she proposed the "Young Farmers NY" program, enacted in 2014, which includes grants and other incentives to support aspiring farmers. And she has led the fight to stop budget cuts to research, marketing and education programs.
In 2015, she introduced "Grown in New York," an ambitious plan that aims to increase connections between consumers and local farmers, and help bring more New York farm products into schools and homes.
Patty Ritchie lives in the Town of Oswegatchie with her husband, Tom. The couple has three adult children, and three grandchildren.
In addition to her role as Agriculture Chair, Senator Ritchie serves on the following Senate committees: Alcoholism & Drug Abuse; Civil Service and Pensions; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Energy and Telecommunications; Higher Education; Libraries, and Local Governments. She is a member of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.
Dulles State Office Building, Room 418
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 782-3418
Fax: (315) 782-6357
46 East Bridge St., 1st Floor
Oswego , NY 13126
Phone: (315) 342-2057
Fax: (315) 342-2162
330 Ford St. (Basement Of City Hall)
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Phone: (315) 393-3024
Fax: (315) 393-3063
Legislative Office Building, Room 412
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: (518) 455-3438
Fax: (518) 426-6740