Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

It is my great honor to serve as your representative in the New York State Assembly. My staff and I work hard every day to be responsive to your needs and to provide the highest quality service and advocacy for our community. I will always do my best to represent the Towns of Amherst and Pendleton by supporting hard working families, advocating for quality schools, and protecting our environment and natural resources.

This website will help keep you informed about events and issues of concern to our community. You can access news and legislation and share your views on issues of community interest.

If you have a problem, a question, or a concern about government services, community issues, or matters before the legislature, please do not hesitate to contact me at (716) 634-1895 or mcmahonk@nyassembly.gov.

Thank you for visiting!

Karen M. McMahon

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Assemblymember Karen M. McMahon’s Response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State Address

“The focus of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address was, appropriately, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is our most urgent threat, and its defeat must be our priority. I am pleased with the Governor’s plan to expand...

Patience is Key with Vaccine Implementation

With eagerness and a sense of relief, we rang in the New Year this past week and said goodbye to 2020, a year of travail, frustration, and divisiveness. Much of the reason for such hardship in 2020 was, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. It took the lives...

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Assemblymember McMahon Urges Federal Lawmakers to Fund Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) is advocating for federal funds for behavioral health care and substance use disorders.In a letter to U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Assemblymember McMahon and Assemblymember...

Historic Session Yields Progress for our Community

This year’s legislative session has been unlike any other due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although our work in Albany was interrupted, the Assembly convened for a rare summer session over four days last month to address a large volume of bills.Among...

Senator Kennedy and Assemblymember McMahon Call for Insurance Discount for Emergency Vehicle Drivers

Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) have introduced legislation calling for insurance providers to allow discounts to drivers who have been trained to operate an emergency vehicle.First responders who...
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