New York State Senate Minority Elects New Leader

After Republican Senator John Flanagan’s retirement from the Senate on June 28th, the minority conference met to elect a new leader. The conference announced that Senator Rob Ortt is the new Senate Minority Leader. Senator Rob Ortt, who represents the 62nd Senate District, is the first member from Western New York to hold a leadership position in the Senate in 50 years. “I am immeasurably honored and grateful that my colleagues have chosen me to lead our Senate Republican Conference, including my good friends and respected Senators Pat Gallivan and Andrew Lanza,” Ortt said in a Statement about his new position. “I’m eager to unite our remarkable conference and work with Republicans from across our great state to fight for our party and our values. Hard-working taxpayers, small businesses, and families from all walks of life and every region will have a fierce ally in the Senate Republican Conference.”