Press Releases

Lemondes To Host Blood Drives

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) has met with representatives from the American Red Cross to begin planning a series of community blood drives that he will be sponsoring in the district throughout 2023. The drives will be announced later this...

Lemondes on 2023 Executive Budget

“The governor’s proposed executive budget is the most expensive spending plan in state history, but worse than that she is going back on her word and raising taxes. New Yorkers cannot afford these historic increases in spending, especially now when...

Lemondes Congratulates NYS Girls Wrestling

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) congratulated student athletes at the first ever New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Girls’ State Wrestling Invitational Tournament, which was held on Jan. 27, 2023, at the SRC...

Lemondes to Albany: Repeal Bail Reform

“The downstate-driven Majorities in Albany have ignored the fact that their bail reforms have enabled career criminals for far too long. New Yorkers do not want to live in a state where their government doesn’t listen and doesn’t care about protecting...

Lemondes: Hochul’s Plan is Out of Touch with Realities of New Yorkers

Gov. Hochul often touts how well she got to know New York while she was traveling the state as Andrew Cuomo’s lieutenant governor, saying she knows “every rest stop on the Thruway.” But after hearing her first State of the State address as a duly...

Lemondes on 2023 State of the State

“People are working very hard right now to keep things going amid rising inflation costs, ever-present New York state taxes and skyrocketing energy bills. While we heard a lot of grand political pandering only action will help farmers and small businesses...

Lemondes Joins Local NAACP For 55th Annual Freedom Fund Gala

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) recently joined the Auburn/Cayuga NAACP chapter for the 55th Annual Freedom Fund Gala, an event with a changing theme every year that looks to promote community engagement and activism. This year’s theme was...

Lemondes Leads Assembly Minority in School Safety and Security

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) spent the evening of October 26, 2022 at the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES facility in Liverpool hosting a forum that investigated the current status of safety for students, teachers and faculty in New York...

Lemondes Slams Lowering of Overtime Threshold for Farm Workers

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), a longtime proponent against lowering the overtime threshold for farm workers and laborers, is anguished by the revelation that the Department of Labor has adopted a proposal to reduce the overtime cap from...

Lemondes Celebrates Economic Investment Coming to Central NY

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is celebrating the announcement revealing that technology company Micron will be setting up shop in Central New York very soon. The company announced it would be constructing its new chip manufacturing campus...

Harriet Tubman And Auburn, New York

This past week, I attended the opening ceremony for the Harriet Tubman Auburn Mural Commemoration. It was a lovely event attended by the organizers of the mural, the Harriet Tubman Boosters, and the artist commissioned to do the piece, Arthur Hutchinson....

Lemondes Opposes Sex, Gender Education in Elementary Schools

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R, C, I-Lafayette) is making his feelings clear in regard to the alarming notion gaining traction in many school districts nationwide that sex education and gender identity studies be taught to students in public schools as...

The September 11th Attacks, 21 Years Later

New York State has a unique relationship with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, of course: 25,000 people were injured in those attacks, and of the 2,996 that died, 2,753 were killed in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, 184 at the Pentagon, and...

Lemondes Calls for Stricter Drug Response in New York State

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is continually disappointed with New York’s decision to relax laws designed to punish drug lords and those who bring illicit substances onto our streets and into our communities. Following the news that the...

Lemondes Rails Immigration Wave, Response by NY

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is calling for immediate action in response to the increasing immigration crisis, as New Yorkers grow more frustrated with the wave of undocumented immigrants flooding the state. As over 9,000 migrants have...

Lemondes Celebrates Successful Empire Farm Days

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is pleased to celebrate the success of the annual Empire Farm Days, which returned to the Heritage Hill Brewhouse and Palladino Farms in Pompey this past week. This annual festivity attracts thousands of families...

Lemondes, Borrello Host Joint Press Conference Calling For Further Agricultural Education In New York Schools

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) and Sen. George Borrello (R,C,I,LIBT-Sunset Bay) today were joined by legislative colleagues, agriculture industry professionals, education professionals and local leadership at a press conference to champion...

Lemondes and Borrello Hold Joint Press Conference on Agriculture Education In New York Schools

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), Sen. George M. Borrello, and members of the state Legislature will be hosting a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Elly’s Acres Farm, 3390 Eager Rd., Jamesville, NY 13078,  regarding...

Lemondes And Borrello Hold Joint Press Conference On Agriculture Education In New York Schools

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), Sen. George M. Borrello, and members of the state Legislature will be hosting a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Elly’s Acres regarding the introduction of the ‘Ag Ed Expansion’...

Lemondes on Special Session For Further Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is upset to hear that Gov. Kathy Hochul has scheduled a special session to pass further gun control laws followingthe Supreme Court striking down the state’s previous concealed carry law,which deemed that...