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Building a New Political Party in New York

Upstate Jobs Party builds strength and focus to establish a recognized political party for the 2022 elections The Upstate Jobs Party is a political movement dedicated to the creation of more good jobs in Upstate NY.  Our mission is to become established as a political party that is focused on conversation, cooperation, and collaboration among […]

Forbes: Election Day 2017’s Other Big Story

By John Zogby, Forbes Contributor Syracuse has long been a test market for consumers. Central Upstate New York, demographics that are representative, a big university, lots of hardworking people, and thousands of refugees. Because of its history, composition, and status as a bellwether for this country, what happened on November 6, 2017, in Syracuse may not […]

Upstate Jobs Party Endorsements for the 2017 Election

Little Falls, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced the following endorsements ahead of Tuesday’s election. Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive (R) Rich David, Mayor of Binghamton (R) Brian Tobin, Mayor of Cortland (D) All three candidates have proven worthy of the endorsement of UJP for their work in fostering an […]

Syracuse Mayoral Race: What Voters Want

Voters state Jobs & the Economy as single most important issue; Select Ben Walsh as a top candidate to take charge   As we enter into the final few weeks before the 2017 election, the Upstate Jobs Party is proud to see UJP candidate Ben Walsh #RiseAbove. According to a new poll (see below) from […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh will be on the Upstate Jobs line in November

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com With 2,439 signatures, Walsh creates new line on Syracuse mayoral ballot SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The man whose path to the ballot once seemed most unclear will now be on there twice. Ben Walsh secured a second line on the Syracuse mayoral ballot Tuesday, submitting 2,439 petition signatures to the Onondaga County Board […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh leads fundraising for Syracuse mayoral race with a quarter-million dollars

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh has collected more than a quarter-million dollars in his attempt to win City Hall in November. Walsh, an independent candidate for Syracuse mayor, has far out-paced his opponents in fundraising, collecting large sums from downtown developers, among others. He’s raised $253,000 so far from more than 400 donors. The second-biggest […]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh gains two-party support in drive to be Syracuse’s 1st independent mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh is gaining momentum in his bid to become the first independent mayor in Syracuse history not affiliated with a political party. Walsh is a rarity: A politically viable, unaffiliated candidate in a major American city. He’s raised far more money than all of his opponents and has […]

Syracuse.com: UJP backs Ben Walsh’s bid for Syracuse mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com Photo: Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh speaks at a press conference at Rapid Response Monitoring on West Division Street, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Chris Baker | cbaker@syracuse.com) SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ben Walsh’s path to the ballot took another turn Monday as he found a backer for his independent bid for […]

Ben Walsh receives Upstate Jobs Party endorsement

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017 Syracuse, N.Y – Ben Walsh, the independent candidate for Mayor of the City of Syracuse, announced today he has received the exclusive endorsement of the Upstate Jobs Party. “Ben Walsh is the only candidate in this race with the commitment, the know-how and the experience to lead the transformation […]