Ray Walter

published Craft Beer Celebration in DONATE 2018-07-02 22:22:22 -0400

Craft Beer Celebration

published New Year's Resolutions 2018 in LATEST 2018-01-07 12:04:37 -0500

New Year's Resolutions 2018

 

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RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW LEGISLATIVE YEAR

A Legislative Column by Assemblyman Raymond Walter

 

            Another exciting and eventful year has come and gone, and while there is always more to be done, we certainly enjoyed our share of successes in 2017. I am privileged and honored to represent the hardworking men and women of the 146th Assembly District here at home and in our state Capitol. As we approach the start of a new legislative session, I am looking forward to continuing to fight for your best interests and work to ensure that our voices are heard in Albany.

 

            Now, as we prepare to turn our calendars to 2018, I’d like to take this opportunity to list my “New Year’s Resolutions,” which include some significant issues that I intend to focus on in Albany this year. As always, my focus is on ways that we can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

 

            First and foremost, I will continue my push for accountability and transparency in the funding and execution of Gov. Cuomo’s economic development programs. We all deserve an ethical government, but our state’s leadership seems content to maintain the status quo.  In a few weeks, several of the governor’s top aides will stand trial after being indicted on corruption charges associated with the Buffalo Billion and other “job creation” programs. We’ve also seen other highly touted schemes like START-UP NY continuously fall short of promised job creation and growth numbers. This system is flawed at best and unethical at worst, and it’s high time we took measures to ensure that New Yorkers know exactly how the governor is spending billions of our hard-earned tax dollars.

 

            On a similar note, I will continue fighting to amend New York’s oppressive tax and regulatory climate in an effort to make our state a more attractive destination for both families and businesses. It’s no secret that our state’s over-burdensome tax system is a reason employers and residents continue to leave in search of greener pastures. In fact, since 2010, more than one million people have fled NY to other states. In 2018, let’s hope my legislative colleagues join me in recognizing that major changes are necessary if we ever want to see our state’s economy reach its full potential.

 

            In addition, I will continue to advocate for significant investments in our state’s education system. Whether it is grade school or the SUNY system, we have an obligation to provide the resources needed to ensure our children and grandchildren receive a world class education.  Investing in education is an investment in our state’s future.

 

            By no means will these be my only areas of focus during session this year, and I’m always open to hearing from you. If you’d like to share a thought, idea or concern you have for the New Year, please do not hesitate to contact my district office at 716-634-1895. I am confident that together we can make a truly positive impact.

 

            I wish you all a happy, healthy and productive New Year.       

 

Raymond Walter
NYS Assembly, 146th District

signed #StepDownSilver Petition 2015-01-23 16:55:27 -0500

#StepDownSilver Petition

Send a message to all those who continue to stand with corrupt Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  It's time for him to STEP DOWN!

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published It's been a busy summer in LATEST 2012-08-14 21:28:03 -0400

It's Been a Busy Summer

I beleive that it is very important for our elected officials to be active and accessible in the communities they represent.  This summer I have tried to attend a multitude of events throughout the district and host my own events to benefit the people of Western New York.  The following are some pictures from a few of those events this summer.  I'm looking forward to attending many more all year long.  If your group is hosting an event, please don't hesitate to let me know about it and I'll do my best to be there.

 

Rock-a-thon at MFSH                                                Judge at the Taste of Williamsville

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Me and the boys handing out candy at the Wendelville VFD Field Days Parade in Pendleton

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Car Seat Safety Check at Eggertsville VFD             Christmas in July Toy Drive Women & Children's

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Walk for Hunger at Island Park in Williamsville              The Glen Park Art Festival with Sharon and Barb     

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Family Health Fair at the Amherst Center for Senior Services (BP was a little high)

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published Assembly Leadership Council in DONATE 2012-08-14 20:16:23 -0400

Assembly Leadership Council

YES! I would like to support Ray Walter in his efforts to make New York more business friendly

and start a resurgence of the Western New York economy!

I would like to join Ray Walter’s Assembly Leadership Council at the following membership level!


                EXCELSIOR                                            EMPIRE                                           CAPITOL

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EXCELSIOR MEMBER -- ALC: Purchase for $2,000.00 every year
EMPIRE MEMBER -- ALC: Purchase for $1,500.00 every year
CAPITOL MEMBER -- ALC: Purchase for $1,000.00 every year
published Pendleton Senior's Picnic in LATEST 2012-07-18 16:43:00 -0400

Pendleton Senior's Picnic

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I had the honor of joining some of my constituents for a wonderful lunch this afternoon at Pendleton Town Hall.  About 60 -70 local seniors joined Town, County and State officials for some grilled hot dogs and many delicious salads made by those in attendance.  There were definitely some old family recipes for potato salad, mac salad and baked beans.  There were even some homemade pickled beets that were delicious (they would have made Dwight Schrute proud!).  Check out some of the pictures after the jump . .

published Daemen College Press Conference in NEWS 2012-07-13 18:35:33 -0400

Daemen College Press Conference

July 13, 2012
Contact: Ray Walter
(716) 952-4152

 Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) recently joined Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, the New York State and National Physical Therapy Associations, and Daemen College officials to announce a major change in New York state law allowing New York colleges and universities that grant Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees to form physical therapy faculty practices throughout the state of New York. The participants gathered at Daemen College’s Research and Information Commons to discuss how the legislation, of which Walter is a co-sponsor, will increase access to quality, affordable healthcare in Western New York.

 

 

            “This legislation will provide physical therapy students with the hands-on training experience they need to become the best medical professionals they can be, expanding access to top-notch healthcare for Western New Yorkers both immediately and in the long term,” said Walter. “The bipartisan approach taken to passing this bill shows how well state government can function when a matter as important as improving local healthcare hangs in the balance. I thank Senator Ranzenhofer and my colleagues in state government for seeing this legislation through, and I commend both Daemen College and all the participating organizations for their tireless, impassioned advocacy.”

 

            The legislation, which passed both the state Senate and Assembly unanimously, now awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature.

 

Addittional coverage: 

http://www.wkbw.com/lifestyle/health/Walter-Joins-Ranzenhofer-Daemen-College-to-Laud-Passage-of-Bill-Strengthening-Local-Healthcare-160267225.html

 http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article921132.ece

published Old Home Days in LATEST 2012-07-13 18:00:20 -0400

Old Home Days

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 It has been a busy week in the Village of WIlliamsville with Old Home Days.  It kicked off with a great parade on Tuesday night.  My son Jack did a great job helping me throw out candy.  It was nice to see so many smiling faces and to get such a warm reception from the folks along the parade route.  After the parade, Jack and I enjoyed some of the rides and midway games and enjoyed a hot dog.  Today, my wife Jen and both of our boys, Ray and Jack, went and enjoyed the rides and a few games of I Got It along with several of our friends and their families.  I had a chance to walk around and join them for a little while, saying hello to many friends and supporters enjoying the day with their families.  Old Home Days is just another example of what makes this community a great place to live and raise a family.  

Ray

www.oldhomedays.org

 

published Thank you for the great Kickoff Party! in LATEST 2012-06-29 10:50:48 -0400

Thank you for supporting our '12 Campaign Kickoff Party!

A big thank you to all of those who attended and supported our '12 Campaign Kickoff event last night at the Glen Park Tavern! It was nice to see so many friends and supporters come out and help kickoff my reelection campaign.  The food was delicious and Jack did a great job behind the bar.  A big thank you to Chris and Ellie for hosting us at the GPT.  I hope everyone had as good a time as I did!

We have a busy summer coming up so watch for our next event, including Old Home Days, Christmas in July, Car seat safety check, and the Health Fair to name just a few.

Ray 

published MULTIMEDIA 2012-06-28 14:16:00 -0400

PROTECTING WHAT COUNTS

WE SENT RAY WALTER TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY
TO PROTECT
WHAT COUNTS.

REDUCING TAXES

  • Ray voted against new taxes and fees saving us over $1 billion
  • Ray helped reform the tax code reducing middle-class tax rates to their 
    lowest point since 1954 

CREATING JOBS

  • Ray partnered with his colleagues to commit $1 billion to an 
    unprecedented economic development opportunity for Western New York
  • Ray secured $100 million to support job-creating infrastructure projects to
    fix our crumbling roads and bridges
  • Ray voted to provide low-cost energy to job creators
  • Ray voted to keep our low-cost hydro-power in Western New York for local 
    job creation

PRESERVING VALUES

  • Ray is leading the charge to protect our children by fighting against cyber 
    bullying, continuing his push from his days in the county legislature
  • Ray helped restore funding to the epic program, capping prescription 
    co-pays at $20 for seniors
  • Ray and his family are committed to improving the community through
    their volunteer and charity work

 

 
published ABOUT RAY 2012-06-28 11:55:00 -0400

About Ray

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Ray Walter was first elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2011 and re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016. His district currently includes the Towns of Amherst and Pendleton and the Village of Williamsville.

As a practicing attorney focused on elder law and estate planning, Ray observes first hand how our high taxes hurt the most vulnerable members of our community and force the most successful to move out. Ray’s goal has always been to work on behalf of his constituents to bring about necessary changes in government that will ensure future generations will have opportunities to raise their own families in Western New York. He currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Economic Development and on the Committees on Ways & Means, Health, Insurance, Housing, and Environmental Conservation.

For nearly ten years, Ray built a successful career in the private sector before going back to school and pursuing a law degree at the University at Buffalo. During Ray’s time in law school he was very active, serving as a representative to the Student Bar Association, and as President of the local chapter of the Federalist Society. Ray also clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and for an area law firm, after serving as a research assistant for the Erie County Charter Revision Commission. He graduated magna cum laude, was admitted to practice, and has worked for Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP since 2007. In 2009 Ray was appointed and later elected to the Erie County Legislature where he served until his election to the Assembly.

Ray is an active participant in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He enjoys spending time with his sons Ray and Jack and coaching Amherst Youth Basketball and Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball. He previously served on the the board of the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation, Amherst Traffic Safety Board, the Erie County Cultural Resources Advisory Board, and the County Executive’s Council on Economic Development.

published Ray Walter for Assembly Launches New Website in LATEST 2012-06-26 19:30:00 -0400

New Website Launch

I am excited to announce the launch of our all new website.  This powerful new tool for our reelection campaign will bring us to the cutting edge of internet based communication.  We will seemelessly integrate our communications with our supporters through social media such as Twitter and Facebook.  Supporters will be a part of the campaign team and more engaged than ever before.  My team and I are looking forward to getting the site optimized as soon as possible.  Check back often for updates.  Thanks for being part of the team!

Ray

published DONATE 2012-06-26 18:02:39 -0400

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published Spread the word 2012-06-26 11:09:27 -0400

Spread the word

published Political Capital 2012-06-26 11:09:27 -0400

Political Capital

published Leaderboard 2012-06-26 11:09:27 -0400

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Top 5 Most Earned Political Capital (All time)
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+281pc earned political capital
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Ray Walter
+272.20pc earned political capital
3
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+111pc earned political capital
4
Erin Baker
+107pc earned political capital
5
Todd Aldinger
+87pc earned political capital
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