Press Releases

Walczyk Applauds DOCCS Decision to Halt Inmate Visitation

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is applauding the decision by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to slam the brakes on inmate visitation starting 3pm, this Thursday, 12/31.Assemblyman Walczyk recently sent a...

Statement from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"I’m going to state an obvious fact: St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties are home to some of the bravest corrections officers you’ll find anywhere.  The Governor’s decision to close the Watertown Correctional Facility is an incredibly...

Walczyk, Ritchie Bill To Eliminate Need For Second City Of Watertown Courtroom Signed Into Law; Measure to Save City Residents More than $3 Million

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Tuesday that legislation they sponsor that would reduce the amount of Judges in the City of Watertown, which eliminates a $3 million price tag for a new courtroom, has...

Assemblyman Walczyk Applauded The Decision From The International Joint Commission

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk applauded the decision from the International Joint Commission (IJC) to deviate from Plan 2014 to maximize outflows along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence corridor.The controversial plan has been blamed for higher water levels...

Walczyk, Griffo Bill Gets Support of St. Lawrence County Legislature

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Joe Griffo are applauding the St. Lawrence County Legislature for passing a resolution in support of their legislation that would have one Senator represent each of New York’s 62 counties. Under...

Griffo and Walczyk: Legislation Ensures Balance in State Government and Focus on Upstate New York

With many New Yorkers expressing legitimate concerns with a lack of focus on Upstate New York during the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-I-Rome, and Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-C-I-Watertown, today continued their advocacy for legislation...

Walczyk, Helming Introduce Bill to Claw Back Albany Tax on Broadband Expansion Projects

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Pam Helming announced Wednesday they have introduced legislation that aims to claw back an Albany tax that is restricting the expansion of broadband across the state.The legislation (A.10932/S.8858) would...

Walczyk: Reverse Changes to State Seal, Create New Flag

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has introduced legislation (A.10860) that would claw back a redesign of the New York State Seal that was crammed into the state budget.The bill proposes to do 3 things:1. Remove the requirement the...

Walczyk, Ritchie Bill to Eliminate Need for Second City of Watertown Courtroom Passes Legislature Measure to Save City Residents More Than $3 Million

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are announcing their bill to reduce the number of Watertown City Court Judges and in turn, spare Watertown taxpayers from spending upwards of $3 million for a second city courtroom, has received...

Walczyk, Ritchie Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers, Pushing Governor to Reconsider Restrictive Fee for Broadband Expansion Projects

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie are leading a bipartisan coalition of upstate lawmakers, calling on the Governor to roll back a fee that is handcuffing the expansion of broadband to underserved parts of upstate New York.The...

Walczyk: We Said 'No More False Starts'

“When the COVID-19 crisis hit, the Front Yard of America did what we always do; we rose to the occasion, put politics aside, worked together and flattened the curve. We all did our part and as a result, we have one of the lowest infection rates in...

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to End Emergency Declaration

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (Watertown) is calling on Gov. Cuomo to end the state’s emergency declaration effective Friday, June 19 to coincide with the Governor’s announcement today that Friday will be the end of his daily public briefings. Walczyk...

Walczyk Calls on Gov. to Clarify Re-Opening Metrics to Avoid Further ‘False Starts’ & Delays

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) has called on Gov. Cuomo to publish clear metrics, requirements and specific plans for the state’s Phase 3 and Phase 4 re-openings to avoid the confusion, false starts and unnecessary stress seen across...

Statement from Michael J. Schenk, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

“I’m very pleased to announce that Assemblyman Mark Walczyk has returned to Watertown. He will remain on Army Reserve orders for the remainder of this week. He will be returning to his State Assembly office, full-time beginning next week....

Statement from Michael J. Schenk, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

"Assemblyman Mark Walczyk was one of the first to advocate for a regional reopening of the state. The Assemblyman's office is ready to work with the Governor and other officials to restart the area's economy and get people back to work safely....

A Statement from Asssemblyman Mark Walczyk

Good morning,I have proudly served as an engineer in the US Army Reserve for 8 years. In the fight against COVID-19, I have been temporarily called to active duty to perform my role as a Captain in a Forward Engineer Support Team (FEST). Our FEST will...

Walczyk Slams Governor over Executive Order That Raids North Country Hospitals of PPE, Ventilators

“The Governor has displayed strong leadership throughout this crisis. He's risen to meet many urgent needs and taken decisive action which is important in times of emergency. I've publicly applauded him for that. Weeks ago, he put a 'surge'...

Walczyk: Cuomo’s True Colors Seen in Budget

“Although I commend the governor on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the majority of our state was reeling from the health, public safety, economic and personal impacts of the growing threat of COVID-19, Gov. Cuomo secretly bullied...

Walczyk: Delay Start of Shipping Season beyond APRIL 1st

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Monday that he has sent a letter to the International Joint Commission (IJC), calling on an extension of the delayed state to the 2020 shipping season.It was recently announced the start of the shipping season...

Walczyk Calls on Governor to Extend Deadline to Pay Property Taxes

In response to concerns from local tax payers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is calling on Governor Cuomo to issue an Executive Order to extend deadlines for those paying their property taxes in installments....