Justice for George Floyd

Justice must and will be served for the murder of George Floyd. As an arrest has been made, those responsible for this tragedy are being, and will be held accountable. While it is more important than anything that people’s voices are heard, rioting cannot be the answer. The violence must be condemned. Let us rather unite as a nation to … Read More

Regional hospital and health network pledge

We are pleased to announce this collaborative effort by local hospitals and health networks in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York. This will help ensure medical supplies, test kits and bed capacities are efficiently utilized across the regions to ensure we meet the metrics to remain open. Glad to do our part to bring this together! Read … Read More


Tom was proud to introduce the bi-partisan, bicameral SMART Fund. This protects local property tax payers. We care about helping keep property taxes low, and we don’t need even more political pressure on local government from the Governor. “Speaking with local leaders every day, and as a former small town mayor myself, I knew it was only fair that this … Read More

Western NY reopening

After our collaborative efforts these past few weeks, I am pleased to hear Governor Cuomo announced that Phase 1 of reopening Western NY started this week! More here.

A partisan exercise

Now, more than ever, we need to be working together, seeking bi-partisan compromise, and keeping our eye on the ball as we work to get through the historic challenges we face. Unfortunately, the HEROES Act proposed by Speaker Pelosi misses the mark. No committee work. No bi-partisan discussion. The result: a bill that’s largely a partisan wish list and even … Read More

Congress back to work

During these uncertain times, one thing is certain: we must find a bipartisan plan to get our nation back on its feet. And to do that, our elected officials must come together for the American people. The Problem Solvers Caucus held our first virtual debate to show that although we are socially distant, we can still make significant discourse on … Read More

More tests means reopening

With the increases in testing as a result of our deal with Quest Diagnostics, it was announced yesterday that the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions have hit the benchmarks needed to reopen! It’s time to safely reopen! Read more here.

Protecting those on the front lines

Tom recently visited Brooks Memorial Hospital to discuss a Paycheck Protection Program that would keep the staff employed and allow them to continue to help the people of our community. We must protect those who are on the front lines and stand together as a nation during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.