Senator Pam Helming today announced that she will be seeking re-election to represent the people of the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. Senator Helming has received the support of all six of the Republican chairs representing the counties of the 54th Senate District.
“It has been an honor and privilege to represent the hardworking taxpayers of the Wayne-Finger Lakes region for the last year and a half. As State Senator, I have worked to serve our communities and fight for
the issues important to local families. I am honored to have the support of the Republican Chairpeople of the counties I represent. As State Senator, I will continue my aggressive efforts to represent our local
region to the best of my ability. I will never stop fighting for our local taxpayers and communities. I will continue to be a strong voice for common sense and upstate New York values,” said Senator Pam Helming.
Cayuga County Republican Committee Chairwoman Cherl Hearysaid,“As our State Senator, Pam has worked hard to represent the values of Cayuga County voters. She has made it a priority get out in the community and speak directly with taxpayers, farmers, and local small business owners about the issues impacting their families. She has been accessible and taken a real interest in resolving issues and getting input from our community. I know that she will continue to be an outspoken voice in Albany for common sense.”
Monroe County Republican Committee Chairman Bill Reilich said, “As Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee, I am proud to endorse Senator Helming for re-election. Pam has been a strong advocate for the residents of Webster, especially those impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. Working with her colleagues in the Senate, she led the fight for Lake Ontario relief funding. She has delivered for local taxpayers and brought their concerns to the forefront of the discussion in Albany.”
Ontario County Republican Chairwoman Trisha Turnersaid, “I have known Pam from the time she was a local elected official. She places public service above self and that is why she is a great State Senator. She
gets out into the community and speaks directly with voters and takes their concerns back to Albany with her to fight for our region.”
Seneca County Republican Committee Chairman Tom Foxsaid, “As Chairman of the Seneca County Republican Committee, I am proud to support Senator Helming for re-election. She has delivered for local communities and stayed laser focused on the issues important to taxpayers. Additionally, Senator Helming has worked hard to visit every corner of her district and meet with local citizens. She has always been available and accessible to the voters and that is critically important. We know we can trust her to be an aggressive fighter for local taxpayers in Seneca County.”
Tompkins County Republican Committee Chairman Mike Siglersaid, “Senator Helming has been a strong voice for the Town of Lansing and Tompkins County. As State Senator, she has worked hard to champion local issues that are important to taxpayers. In my capacity as a Tompkins County Legislator I have worked with Senator Helming on a number of issues, including the protection of Cayuga Lake and economic development. She understands that our Finger Lakes are a natural treasure and is committed to protecting them today and for generations to come.”
Wayne County Republican Committee Chairman and Assemblyman Bob Oaks said,“As a member of the New York State Assembly and Chairman of the Wayne County Republican Committee, I have worked with Senator Helming on numerous issues; from economic development to providing assistance to those impacted by the historic flooding along Lake Ontario. She understands the unique needs of Wayne County and I am proud to call her a partner in our efforts to represent the hardworking people of Wayne County. Additionally, she has maintained a strong focus on constituent service and made it a priority to learn about the specific issues impacting our local taxpayers, farmers, and small business owners.”
Pam Helming, and her husband Gary, have been residents of Canandaigua for over thirty years and have raised their two children, Catherine and Evan, in the local schools and community. After graduating from Hiram College, Pam worked with developmentally disabled individuals and followed a career path which lead her to manage several local group homes. From this experience, Pam learned that she wished to dedicate her life to serving others. She later worked as the Director of Asset Management for a local real estate development firm and worked in the regulatory compliance field. Her desire to make a difference in the community led to public service, first as a town board member, and later being elected Town Supervisor of Canandaigua.
As New York State Senator, Pam serves as Senate Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources and Vice Chair of the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee. She also serves on the Senate’s Banks, Children and Families, Consumer Protection, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Higher Education, and Social Services committees, as well as on the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, the Task Force on Workforce Development, and the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.
The 54th Senatorial District includes parts of Ontario, Cayuga, Tompkins, and Monroe Counties, as well as all of Wayne and Seneca Counties.