Hawley reappointed deputy minority leader in State Assembly

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 January 2023 at 7:48 pm

Steve Hawley

State Hawley was re-elected by his Republican colleagues in the State Assembly to again serve as deputy minority leader.

Hawley, owner of an insurance business in Batavia, has been in the Assembly since winning a special election on February 28, 2006.

He represents the 139th Assembly District which now includes all of Orleans, all of Genesee, part f western Monroe and the Akron area in Erie County.

Redistricting gives him all of Orleans after the Town of Shelby was previously in a district represented by Mike Norris of Lockport.

Hawley also will serve as a member of the following committees: Agriculture Committee, Insurance Committee, Rules Committee, Veteran Affairs Committee and Ways and Means Committee.

Hawley said he will push for a new moratorium with no state tax on gasoline and home fuel, and will advocate for lower taxes on the middle class.

“I am proud and grateful to once again hold a leadership position within the Assembly Republican Conference,” Hawley said. “I would like to thank Minority Leader Will Barclay for entrusting me with this responsibility. There are many issues I hope to solve during this upcoming legislative session, and affordability is at the top of my list.”

Redistricting added Shelby to Hawley’s district and Akron in Erie County, with the 139th including less of western Monroe. Mike Norris’s district used to have Shelby and parts of Niagara and Erie counties. Hawley’s district office is in Albion.