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MIPAC Announces 2022 Senate and Assembly Legislative Endorsements
Statewide Manufacturing Association’s Political Action Committee Releases Endorsement of Candidates

MIPAC, The Manufacturing & Industry Political Action Committee of MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, and the Manufacturers Alliance of New York, today announced their 2022 candidate endorsements.

This year, MIPAC looked to endorse pro-manufacturing, reform-minded candidates from selected areas throughout New York State. MIPAC focused their process this year on several factors.  With Incumbent candidates, MIPAC sought support for those who have provided our membership and sector with legislative support, advocated for our Statewide workforce and training efforts, and regularly engaged with our member companies.  The MIPAC board took into consideration candidate positions on key issues including strengthening the State’s workforce development platform, supporting a corporate tax elimination for pass- through manufacturers, addressing energy costs and energy availability, and assisting businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

MIPAC Chairman Dean Burrows stated, “Our decisions this year were driven by a number of policy concerns to include the costly and burdensome areas such as regulatory reform, a corporate tax elimination for pass-through manufacturers, addressing high energy costs, and addressing the growing workforce and training gaps that directly impact our sector’s ability to grow.”

Burrows added, “Based on our long history of advocating for the New York State manufacturing sector, MIPAC has always maintained an understanding that we will not always agree with our representatives on every single issue. What we find most critical in our Albany representation and endorsement process is that lines of communication always remain open and that good policy and open government remain priorities first and foremost to those candidates we support. On behalf of MIPAC, we are pleased to announce our 2022 endorsed candidates, and look forward to working with all those elected to office in the next legislative session.”

Based on the candidates’ responses, as well as ongoing activity, MIPAC is pleased to endorse and weigh in on the following State Senate races:

Senate Endorsements

  • Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D), District 35
  • Anna Kaplan (D), District 7
  • John Mannion (D), Senate District 50
  • Joe Griffo (R), Senate District 53
  • Rachel May (D), Senate District 48
  • Mark Walczyk (R), Senate District 49
  • Pamela Helming (R), Senate District 54
  • Thomas O’Mara (R), Senate District 58
  • Patrick Gallivan (R), Senate District 60

Based on the candidates’ responses and interviews, MIPAC is pleased to endorse and weigh in on the following State Assembly races:

Assembly Endorsements

  • Susan Duffy (C), District 116
  • Marianne Buttenschon (D), District 119
  • William Barclay (R), District 120
  • Brian Miller (R), District 122
  • Donna Lupardo (D), District 123
  • John Lemondes (R), District 126
  • Albert Stirpe (D), District 127
  • Pamela Hunter (D), District 128
  • William Magnarelli (D), District 129
  • Jeff Gallahan (R), District 131
  • Phil Palmesano (R), District 132
  • Harry Bronson (D), District 138


The Manufacturing-Industry Political Action Committee (MIPAC) is the political arm of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York and the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State.  MIPAC is a group statewide manufacturers and businesses concerned about the status of New York’s manufacturing and business climate.


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