Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) on Monday for reelection to a second term representing the New York State Senate's 38th district.
According to the governor's statement, Carlucci supported two on-time, balanced budgets, the state's first-ever property tax cap, and marriage equality for all New Yorkers. Carlucci has also been an advocate of the governor's plan to build a new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee.
Gov. Cuomo said Carlucci's positions on rebuilding the economy, reforming state government, and creating jobs in the Hudson Valley and across New York are key.
"Senator Carlucci has been a real partner in Albany and a leader in the lower Hudson Valley," Governor Cuomo said. "From David's key support for the state's property tax cap to joining with us in fighting to end decades of delay so a new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee can finally be built, he has proven himself to be a fighter for middle class New Yorkers."
Senator David Carlucci said he appreciated the governor's support.
"Governor Cuomo's leadership has brought historic change to Albany and real results for the Hudson Valley, said Carlucci. "Thanks to Governor Cuomo, we're making New York's government work for the people again. Working together, we've capped property taxes, rolled back the MTA payroll tax, and passed landmark ethics reform. Today, we're working together to build a world-class bridge across the Hudson River."
In his first term serving residents of the 38th Senate District, Senator Carlucci backed Gov. Cuomo's job-creating agenda that included reforming the state's tax code to make it fairer and more progressive, as well as bringing middle-class tax rates to their lowest level in 58 years. In addition, Senator Carlucci fought for tens of millions of dollars in disaster relief for businesses, farmers, and local governments in Rockland and Orange counties following Hurricane Irene.
Carlucci championed "Lauren's Law," designed to increase enrollment in organ donation in New York State and help save lives. In addition, he provided support for the Public Integrity Act of 2011 that put in place unprecedented disclosure and transparency for elected officials.
He serves as co-Chair of the Administrative Regulations Review Commission, as well on a number of other committees including: Banks, Elections, Higher Education and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs. The 38th district encompasses most of Rockland County and parts of Southern Orange County.