Assemblyman Jake Ashby Introduced in Albany

Assemblyman Ashby will be representing the 107th Assembly District

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R, C, I, Ref.-Castleton) was introduced Monday on the floor of the New York State Assembly. Ashby won the special election to fill the seat vacated by former Assemblyman and current Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

“It is a great honor to be able to serve the people of 107th Assembly District, and I am focused on restoring values for Upstate New Yorkers and building on the great progress that my colleagues in the State Assembly have built. I look forward getting to work,” said Ashby.

"Jake Ashby served our nation bravely during two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has made a difference as a college instructor, occupational therapist and county legislator. I know Jake will be a hard-working and responsive member of the State Assembly, who will stand up for our residents and work to revitalize upstate," said Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

Ashby will focus on legislation to improve higher education, protect our veterans, lower taxes and bringing an influx of people into New York State. He will serve as the ranking Minority member of the Committee on Tourism. Ashby will also serve on the Committees of Aging, Economic Development and Education.

“Our focus needs to be on providing the best possible learning environment for our college students; eliminating corruption in state economic development programs; and creating career paths and well-paying jobs for New Yorkers. I want to hear the concerns and voices of my constituents so that I can play a role in making New York the best it can possibly be,” Ashby concluded.