2018 Circle of Friends Announced

Albany, NY – New York Farm Bureau has released its annual “Circle of Friends,” naming 160 New York State Legislators to the distinguished list. The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and Farm Bureau.

The “Circle of Friends” honor is based upon each legislator’s voting record on issues of agricultural importance as well as other evidence of legislative support, including sponsorship of bills that New York Farm Bureau has either supported or opposed during the most recent legislative session.

“New York Farm Bureau recognizes these Senators and Assembly Members for their legislative work that has a positive impact on the diverse agricultural community in this state. We appreciate their support of bills and budget items that matter to farm families, and we look forward to continuing the partnership in the 2019 session. The collaboration ultimately benefits the rural economy and all the people who value local food production,” said David Fisher, President of New York Farm Bureau.

 The “Circle of Friends” is not an endorsement, and this distinction only recognizes the 2018 legislative session.

“Circle of Friends” recipients for 2018 are:

New York Senate:

Addabbo, Jr., Joseph

Akshar, Fred

Alcantara, Marisol

Amedore, Jr., George A.

Avella, Tony

Bailey, Jamaal

Benjamin, Brian

Bonacic, John J.

Boyle, Philip M.

Breslin, Neil D.

Brooks, John

Carlucci, David

Comrie, Jr., Leroy G.

DeFrancisco, John A.

Dilan, Martin

Felder, Simcha

Flanagan, John J.

Funke, Rich

Gallivan, Patrick M.

Gianaris, Michael N.

Golden, Martin J.

Griffo, Joseph A.

Hamilton, Jesse E.

Hannon, Kemp

Helming, Pamela

Hoylman, Brad

Jacobs, Chris

Kaminsky, Todd

Kennedy, Timothy M.

Klein, Jeffrey D.

Krueger, Liz

Lanza, Andrew J.

Larkin, Jr., William J.

Latimer, George S.

LaValle, Kenneth P.

Little, Elizabeth O'C.

Marcellino, Carl L.

Marchione, Kathleen A.

Mayer, Shelley

Montgomery, Velmanette

Murphy, Terrence P.

O'Mara, Thomas F.

Ortt, Robert G.

Parker, Kevin

Peralta, Jose R.

Persaud, Roxanne

Phillips, Elaine

Ranzenhofer, Michael H.

Ritchie, Patricia A.

Rivera, J. Gustavo

Robach, Joseph E.

Savino, Diane J.

Serino, Susan J.

Seward, James L.

Stavisky, Toby Ann

Stewart-Cousins, Andrea

Tedisco, James

Valesky, David J.

Young, Catharine M.

  

New York Assembly:

Abbate, Jr., Peter J.

Abinanti, Thomas J.

Ashby, Jacob

Aubry, Jeffrion L.

Barclay, William A.

Barnwell, Brian

Barrett, Didi

Benedetto, Michael R.

Blankenbush, Kenneth

Bohen, Erik

Brabenec, Karl

Braunstein, Edward C.

Brindisi, Anthony J.

Bronson, Harry B.

Buchwald, David

Byrne, Kevin

Cahill, Kevin

Carroll, Robert

Castorina, Ronald

Crouch, Clifford W.

Cusick, Michael J.

Cymbrowitz, Steven

DenDekker, Michael G.

DiPietro, David J.

D'Urso, Anthony

Epstein, Harvey

Espinal, Ari

Fahy, Patricia A.

Finch, Gary D.

Fitzpatrick, Michael J.

Friend, Christopher S.

Galef, Sandra R.

Garbarino, Andrew R.

Giglio, Joseph M.

Goodell, Andrew

Gottfried, Richard N.

Gunther, Aileen M.

Harris, Pamela

Hawley, Stephen M.

Hunter, Pamela

Hyndman, Alicia

Johns, Mark C.

Jones, D. Billy

Kolb, Brian M.

Lawrence, Peter A.

Lentol, Joseph R.

Lifton, Barbara S.

Lupardo, Donna A.

Lupinacci, Chad A.

Magee, Bill

Magnarelli, William B.

Malliotakis, Nicole

McDonald, III, John T.

Mikulin, John

Miller, Brian

Miller, Melissa

Miller, Michael G.

Morelle, Joseph D.

Mosley III, Walter

Morinello, Angelo

Murray, Dean

Niou, Yuh-Line

Norris, Michael

Oaks, Robert C.

Otis, Steven

Palmesano, Philip A.

Palumbo, Anthony H.

Paulin, Amy R.

Pellegrino, Christine

Perry, N. Nick

Pheffer Amato, Stacy

Pretlow, Gary J.

Quart, Dan

Ra, Edward P,

Raia, Andrew P.

Rivera, Jose

Rosenthal, Daniel

Rozic, Nily D.

Ryan, Sean M.

Santabarbara, Angelo L.

Schimminger, Robin

Seawright, Rebecca A.

Simotas, Aravella

Skoufis, James G.

Smith, Doug

Solages, Michaelle C.

Stec, Daniel G.

Stern, Steve

Stirpe, Jr., Albert A.

Tague, Christopher

Taylor, Alfred

Thiele, Jr., Fred W.

Titone, Matthew J.

Wallace, Monica

Walsh, Mary Beth

Walter, Raymond W.

Weprin, David I.

Woerner, Carrie

Wright, Tremaine

Zebrowski, Kenneth P.