Ray Walter

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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)


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


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: 



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

Old Home Days


 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.  




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.


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




  • 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 


  • 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


  • 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


     Ray Walter was first elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2011 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014.  His district 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, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, and on the Committees on Ways & Means, Health, Insurance, and Housing.   

     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.  Each year he sponsors Christmas in July to benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, donating hundreds of toys to kids from across western New York who find themselves in the Hospital.  He is also a proud supporter of the Food Bank of Western New York, sponsoring and serving on the Walk Off Hunger Committee. Ray is also in his 8th year as a coach for Amherst Youth Basketball. He previously served as a board member for the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation and on the Amherst Traffic Safety Board, the Erie County Cultural Resources Advisory Board, and the County Executive’s Council on Economic Development.   

     Ray and his wife, Jennifer, live in East Amherst with their two sons, Ray a Sophomore at Williamsville North HS and Jack a Third Grader at Dodge Elementary.

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!


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

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

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