Press Releases

Hawley Kicks-Off National Women’s Small Business Month Series with Gilliana’s Diner Visit This Saturday

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is kicking off a series of visits to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month, starting with a visit to Gilliana's Diner in Batavia. In the weeks to come, Hawley will be visiting...

Hawley Announces Outreach Office Hours for Remainder of 2021

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he will be holding outreach office hours within his district during the months of October, November and December. During these outreach office hours, residents will have the opportunity to...

Hawley Slams Vaccine Mandate As ‘Slap in the Face’ to Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers Who’ve Served in Covid-19 Fight

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) expressed outrage today as the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers takes effect, forcing countless healthcare employees throughout the state to resign from their positions. Many of these healthcare workers...

Hawley Glad to See Zucker Out, Hopes Successor Will Avoid Implementing Unnecessary Mandates

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today expressed his relief as news broke that Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has resigned from his position, though his resignation will only take effect when Gov. Hochul puts forward his replacement.Hawley...

Hawley Opposes Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers In Letter, Citing Concerns It Could Cause Staff Shortages

Editor’s Note: Letter attached​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly Minority calling on Governor Hochul and Health Commissioner Zucker to reverse the decision to mandate vaccination of healthcare...

Hawley Opposes Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers In Letter, Citing Concerns It Could Cause Staff Shortages - Letter

Hawley Cancels Patriot Trip to Washington D.C., Citing Concerns of Rising Covid-19 Infections

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is saddened to announce that his annual Patriot Trip in which he brings veterans to landmarks and historical sites throughout the Washington, D.C. area will be canceled this year due to concerns regarding...

Hawley Opposes Extension of Eviction Moratorium as State Sits on Billions in Federal Housing Assistance

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is standing firmly opposed to legislation being taken up today in a special session of the New York State Assembly that would extend the moratorium on evictions in the state into 2022. Hawley has expressed...

Cautious Optimism During A Critical Moment

 “By swearing in a new governor, I remain hopeful we can use this moment as an opportunity to correct the course set by our former executive. Given her experience in local and county government, I hope that her tenure will be free of the burdensome...

Hawley to Host Series of Town Hall Meetings in Orleans County

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will host a series of town hall meetings in Orleans County at Gaines Town Hall, Albion Village Hall, and Murray Town Hall on August 14, during which he will also be addressing the concerns of locals from the town...

A New Day for New York

“Now that the governor has done the right thing and resigned, we can focus on bettering the lives of the working people of this state once again. This is the third high-ranking official that has stepped down due to improper conduct during my tenure,...

Hawley Calls for Gov. Cuomo’s Removal Following AG Report Announcing Cuomo Sexually Assaulted, Threatened Retaliation Against Multiple Women

“What we heard today should sicken everyone at a human level, and we cannot allow the governor to continue as our executive knowing our worst fears about his actions are true,” said Hawley. “He must resign now, and if not, we must reject...

Hawley Joins Army Corps of Engineers for Tour of Lakeshore Road Shoreline Protection Project

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), whose district touches Lake Ontario, joined Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) in touring the site of a shoreline protection project on Lakeshore Road in Carlton with the Army Corps of Engineers, as well...

Hawley Demands Special Session to End Eviction Moratorium

Letter to Speaker is attached Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his Assembly Minority colleagues in a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie demanding he call a special session to rescind New York state’s eviction moratorium....

Hawley Demands Special Session to End Eviction Moratorium - Letter

Hawley Slams Gov’s Unilateral Declaration of Statewide Gun Violence Disaster Emergency

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today slammed the governor’s declaration of a “statewide disaster emergency” regarding gun violence in the state. Within the governor’s executive order, he unilaterally suspends numerous...

Hawley Demands Passage of Paula’s Law Following Release of Man Who Raped, Murdered 16-Year-Old Girl

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is demanding the immediate passage of a bill known as Paula’s Law, which aims to ensure that persons who sexually assault and then murder a child under the age of 18 will never be released from prison. This...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip XIV to DC for Local Veterans

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing his annual Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C., taking place from Sept. 16 to 19, where veterans and their family members are hosted on a tour throughout the area to visit several historical sites...

Hawley Announces Beginning of Nominations for Inaugural ‘Women of Distinction’ Recognition Event

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the start of a new annual award to recognize women of distinction within the local community in a ceremony to be held in the fall.Constituents can nominate women of great achievement or those...

Statement from Assemblyman Hawley on the End of Covid-19 State of Emergency

​“While this should’ve happened months ago when my colleagues and I in the Assembly Minority called on those in the Majority to restore checks and balances to state government, I am happy that a return to constitutional state government...