Press Releases

Ashby: Early Voting Is A Costly Unfunded Mandate

“At a time when our infrastructure is crumbling and we are seeing people leave upstate New York daily, the plague of unfunded mandates has become acceptable under the guise of ‘reform’. The current downstate led agenda values epicurean...

Ashby: New York Must Make Upstate Infrastructure A Priority

“The governor just outlined his agenda and budget for the state. Disappointingly and unsurprisingly it favors downstate wants over upstate New York’s needs. The governor needs to place a higher priority in repairing upstate New York’s crumbling...

Monthly Legislative Column from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton)

As we begin this year’s legislative session, I’d like to start by thanking you for trusting me to represent you in the Assembly. Thank you for your encouragement and active participation in our state and local governments. For this term I have...

Ashby Appointed Ranking Assembly Minority on Assembly Committee on Aging

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) was appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) to be the Ranking Assembly Minority Member on the Assembly Committee on Aging. In this role, Ashby will be able to address some of the...

Ashby To Be Vigilant In Opposition To Any Policy Harmful To New Yorkers

“We are heading into uncertain times with this Legislative Session. I will be vigilant in opposing legislation that unleashes uncontrolled spending, burdensome tax increases, and laws that limit the freedoms of law-abiding New Yorkers and abuse the...

Ashby Announces Designation of the “Roger J. Mazal Memorial Bridge”

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) announced that the bridge crossing over Kline Kill spanning between the Towns of Kinderhook and Chatham in Columbia County will now be designated the “Roger J. Mazal Memorial Bridge.” The governor signed...

Ashby Sponsors Free ASD & Special Needs Friendly Movie Event

Assemblyman Jake Ashby is proud to announce a FREE showing of “The Secret Life of Pets” at The Crandell Theater on Saturday, Aug. 18. Joining Assemblyman Ashby to sponsor the event will be Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner and Will Truitt. Admission...

Cuomo Signs Ashby Bill To Honor Deceased Police Chief

Assemblyman Jake Ashby’s (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) bill to honor George Bell, the late police chief of Cambridge and Greenwich, has been officially signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. Bell, 64, worked in local law enforcement for nearly 40 years, the last 20...

Ashby Hosts ThinkDIFFERENTLY Movie for Special Needs Children

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Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I, Ref-Castleton) welcomed over 100 people to the Regal Cinema in East Greenbush for a free showing of “Disney’s Christopher Robin” on Saturday August 4. “This was an outstanding community event that...

Ashby Sponsors Free ASD & Special Needs Friendly Movie Event

Assemblyman Jake Ashby is proud to announce a FREE showing of ‘Christopher Robin’ at the Regal Cinemas in East Greenbush on Saturday, August 4. Joining Assemblyman Ashby to sponsor the event are County Executive Steve McLaughlin, District Attorney...

Ashby Sponsors Bill to Rename Highway for Deceased Police Chief

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Reform-Castleton) sponsored a bill that was passed on Wednesday to honor George Bell, the late police chief in Cambridge-Greenwich. Bell, 64, had worked in local law enforcement for nearly 40 years, the last 20 of which he...

Assemblyman Jake Ashby Passes Tax Relief Bill In Albany

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.-Castleton) passed his first bill in Albany on Wednesday. The legislation will provide for a tax exemption for Stride Adaptive Sports, a local nonprofit business in West Sand Lake. The mission of Stride is to educate...

Ashby Announces Legislation To Promote ‘Good Government’

“Across the state, we've seen too many cases where candidates and political committees have succumbed to the temptation of money in exchange for political favors. For this reason, I have submitted two pieces of legislation (A10969 and A10846) that aim...

Ashby Tours University at Albany’s East Campus

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On Friday, June 8, Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) toured the University at Albany’s East Campus, and once again urged the state Department of Health to consider the site for its new $750 million Wadsworth Center facility. Located at the...

Ashby Sworn In As Assemblyman for 107th District

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Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.-Castleton) formally took the office on Monday June 11th in Albany in front of his family, friends, colleagues and Assembly staff. Ashby followed his swearing in with a few additional comments where he thanked his support...

Ashby Proposes Legislation to Benefit Heroes of the Armed Forces

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.-Castleton) is proposing legislation that would enact an amendment to the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to allowing veterans with a service-connected disability or Purple Heart free use...

Calls For Increased Awareness On Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day Ashby

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“Today was a phenomenal experience for legislators on both sides of the aisle to gain a better understanding of the many issues and hardships facing the disability community in New York State and the people who dedicate their lives to providing care...

Ashby: Infrastructure is Essential for Prosperity and Growth

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.- Castleton) has co-signed a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation calling for the continuation of construction on State Route 22 in the towns of Canaan and Austerlitz. The project was originally slated...

Ashby: East Greenbush Is Prime Location For Wadsworth

The University at Albany is urging the State Department of Health to allow it to build its $750 million Wadsworth Center at the U-Albany East Campus located at the Rensselaer County Health Sciences campus in East Greenbush. “I am strongly...

Assemblyman Jake Ashby Announces Opening of Offices

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref. – Castleton) is happy to announce the opening of his District Office at 258 Hoosick Street, Suite 109, Troy, NY 12180 and his Legislative Office at 198 State St, Albany, NY 12210, room 720. He is inviting residents...