Republican State Senate Candidate Bob Antonacci on Thursday announced he has submitted thousands of signatures to create an “Upstate Jobs” ballot line for the November election.
In a statement, the Onondaga County Comptroller says he is launching the line to bring attention to the pressing need to create new and good-paying jobs in Upstate and Central New York.
He said, “New York City has gotten enough attention and enough resources from the politicians in Albany. It’s time for Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature to start focusing on ‘Upstate Jobs’ for a change.” Antonacci added the election isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, calling it a referendum on whether the state Legislature will be focused on the policies that will allow local businesses to grow and create new jobs.
Antonacci is facing Democrat and West Genesee high school teacher John Mannion in the 50th Senate District race for the seat currently held by Republican Senator John DeFrancisco, who is retiring.