Press Releases

Lemondes Applauds Passage Of Bill To Strengthen Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force

This week, the New York State Assembly passed legislation, co-sponsored by Assemblyman John Lemonades (R,C,I- Lafayette), to authorize the Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force and ensure their ability to provide invaluable emergency services for upstate...

Lemondes Informs Residents About Disaster Relief Insurance

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is thrilled to announce his support for legislation that will provide more transparency to residents seeking disaster-relief insurance. This legislation will inform residents about the lack of flood damage coverage...

Lemondes on Final Budget Vote

“Majority lawmakers in New York have once again led the charge on the budget. While it resulted in some positive changes for bail reform and continued funding for our critical agricultural industry, it also gave us a spending ceiling that is unsustainable...

Assembly Minority Calls on Gov. Hochul to Reject Lowering Farm Workers Overtime Threshold

Members of the Assembly Minority Conference, along with advocates supporting New York’s farmers, gathered to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to reject the recent recommendation by the Farm Laborers Wage Board to further lower the overtime threshold for...

Lemondes Joins Colleagues, NYS Farm Bureau, Local Farmers in Effort to Stop Industry-Killing Regulation

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) today joined his fellow Assembly Minority colleagues, the New York State Farm Bureau, and farm owners to share their concerns about lowering the overtime threshold for employed farm laborers. Previously held...

Lemondes Calls For End To Bail Reform

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) joined with Assembly and Senate Minority today to call for an end to bail reform and the dangerous effects it has had on civil society. A strong proponent of public safety and law enforcement, Lemondes says...

Lemondes Statement On Redistricting Vote

“The Redistricting Commission was unable to agree on one new map, resulting in the people being left completely out of the decision-making process. With the maps being voted down, I fear the Majority is now free to gerrymander to their hearts’...

Lemondes Statement On 2022 State Of The State

“Today’s announcement of the governor’s support for term limits was welcome, so as we enter this upcoming session my hope is that she will be willing to work in earnest with members of our Conference on matters that have affected New...

Lemondes Pushes for Further BOCES Exposure Following Job Needs in New York

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), a longtime proponent of vocational education and apprenticeships, is once again encouraging people of all ages to consider entering the vocational education arena to pursue alternatives for work preparation....

Lemondes Congratulates Onondaga Legislature for Passing Additional Flood Prevention Funding

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I- Lafayette) recently congratulated the Onondaga County Legislature for passing additional flood hazard prevention funding, an initiative that is now allocating an additional $100,000 to fight potential flooding and flood...

Lemondes Responds to Assembly Judiciary Report on Andrew Cuomo

“After months of investigating, the Assembly Judiciary Committee has released their thoroughly-documented report on the heinous conduct of Andrew Cuomo throughout his political career. The accountability of our public servants, particularly those...

Lemondes Joins Civil Air Patrol

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is proud to announce that as of this morning, he has officially joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). CAP is the premiere congressionally chartered, and federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as...

The Meaning of Veterans Day

I think if you speak to any veteran, particularly those who served in the last 20 years, they tend to be uneasy about being thanked for their service, or recognized for their time in the military. For a lot those who served, it was a job much like any...

Lemondes Celebrates Farm Tour Day with Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), a longtime advocate for New York’s farmers, was thrilled to participate in yesterday’s farm tour with the lieutenant governor, organized by local farmers and representatives alike. Lemondes believes...

Lemondes Comments On Use Of Neonicotinoids By New York Farmers

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is concerned with the pushback against neonicotinoids in New York, particularly as to how it will impact local farmers’ ability to produce. Neonicotinoids are a new class of chemical nicotine, with the...

Lemondes Reacts to Last-Minute Special Assembly Session

“The majority of Assembly Members, did not have the full language of these rent-related bills until 2:45 PM today. To call everyone to vote on legislation mere hours after they’ve just debuted the bills is insane. We all want to support the...

Lemondes Reacts to American Death Count Rise After Kabul Airport Bombing

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) shares the pain of his fellow Americans and military veterans following the news that at least 12 military personnel and 60 Afghan locals by the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport were killed today. Lemondes lays...

Lemondes Welcomes Gov. Kathy Hochul

“I’m pleased to congratulate Kathy Hochul on becoming Governor of New York, the first woman in our state to do so and the 57th person in the state’s history to hold the office. I look forward to a cooperative bipartisan relationship...

Lemondes Comments on Resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

“After we heard the details of the governor’s lawbreaking and harassment scandals, today he has finally stepped down. This is a step in the right direction for New York, but it cannot be the end for Cuomo or his administration. They are all...

Lemondes Comments on Attorney General James’ Investigation into Governor

“Following the results of the independent, non-partisan investigation, I am reigniting my calls for the governor to step down from office. If he refuses, the state Legislature must work swiftly to hold him accountable and remove him from office...