Opinion: Babinec Announces Formation of Upstate Jobs Party

Posted by: Madison County Courier

Upstate Jobs Party promises to transform empty political rhetoric into a movement that will breathe new life into the American Dream

Independent candidate for Congress Martin Babinec yesterday announced the creation of a new independent party line – Upstate Jobs.

“The Upstate Jobs Party will breathe new life into the American Dream for so many New Yorkers who have been betrayed by the empty promises of politicians on both sides of the aisle who say they will create jobs – but never do,” said Babinec. “We need to stop repeating the mistakes of the past: end crony capitalism; corporate giveaways and so-called billion dollar top-down economic development slush funds and replace it with a sustainable economy powered by growth in innovation industries attractive to our region’s best talent.”

The line will be organized and chaired by John Bullis. Bullis is a 33 year higher education professional who currently chairs the Bassett Healthcare Network – Little Falls Hospital Board of Trustees in Herkimer County; and serves as the Chairman of the Human Technologies Corporation Board of Directors in Utica.

“We can’t stand by anymore and watch our best and brightest flee Upstate New York to pursue opportunities in new industries they don’t find here in our region. I’m honored to Chair the Upstate Jobs party and support our candidate Martin Babinec who I know has the right ideas to help create jobs, transform our region and keep our families together,” said Bullis.

The petition process, which begins on June 21st, requires at least 3,500 signatures registered voters, of any party or blanks, throughout the district who have not signed another congressional petition this election cycle. There are approximately registered 435,500 voters in the 22nd Congressional District.

Concluded Babinec, “For too many in Washington and Albany the economy of Binghamton and the Southern Tier is at best a political football and at worst an uncomfortable afterthought and that is why we chose Binghamton as the place to launch this effort. I know we have the talent and the resources to thrive, we need a movement to marshall that energy into political action.”

Click here to learn more about how the Upstate Jobs Party is breathing new life into the American Dream. (www.Upstatejobs.org).