Supporting Andrew Russo for State Senate is the right thing to do for New York – he gets it. “The system in Albany is broken and our state is going bankrupt,” says Republican and Conservative Party candidate of Central New York’s 49th District, Andrew Russo.
When Andrew tells us he is a non-politician candidate, we should believe him – he talks common sense and is focused on effective government not the kind of wheeling and dealing that politicians have been doing in Albany for years.
“Our current state senator should have been fighting for a better tax environment for our middle class district. Lowering the tax burden would incentive job growth. Politicians continue to tax and spend and the result is we are losing jobs. Lowering corporate taxes moves equity from the hands of the government into the hands of the job creators.”
“My opponent voted for the 2009 budget – the worst in New York State history. In 2010, my opponent voted to implement an increase in taxes per person at the rate of $5,400. He also voted for increased rates of state structural spending, rather than decreases! We need more people in Albany who serve our needs, not the interests of the special interest groups who have bullied their way into the decision-making process.”
With 2010 being the year of the anti-incumbent, independent-minded Andrew Russo presents a perfect opportunity for the voters to say “NO” to the status quo and send one of us to the State Senate. “If you keep voting incumbents to public office, they have no reason to change their behavior,” Russo explains, “they will continue to avoid priorities and use bad policies that have hurt New Yorkers.”
Andrew Russo is not just fiscally sensible; he also presents a professional background that makes him a true leader. First an internationally known and trained musician with a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the Juilliard School in New York City, then in 2001 when Andrew Russo puts his skills to work in Central New York where he founded Music Journeys, Inc., a non-profit foundation that provides educational services impacting hundreds of young people. Andrew Russo was recognized in 2003 with the “Post Award” from the Post Standard in tribute to Central New York’s community leaders.
Utilizing his musical craft, Andrew Russo helps to raise funds for organizations such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Young Life, Catholic Charities, Our Lady of Pompeii, Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Syracuse City School Districts, the Syracuse Symphony and Faith Heritage School.
Republicans in the State Senate are two representatives short of regaining power. Agreed, Republican power does not always translate to smart politics, but the feeling among many is that the politicians currently in office have used-up all of their “get out of jail free cards.” They have failed us for far too long – it is time for a change.
New Yorkers ought to give Republicans a chance on November 2, and if the Republicans blow it, we can fire them next time (Andrew would agree!). Without a change of course in our budgetary decisions right now, New York State’s financial future is bleak. So send Andrew Russo to the State Senate, and apply the breaks to a fast moving train that is set to fall off a cliff.