State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie has been named deputy majority leader for Senate and Assembly relations.
In a news release this morning, Sen. Ritchie said the position adds to her responsibilities “and puts her in an even stronger position to advocate on behalf of her constituents in Central and Northern New York.”
The Heuvelton Republican was recently named to two more Senate committees, including the Finance Committee which has responsibility for developing the Senate version of the state budget each year. She also serves on the Agriculture Committee, of which she is chairwoman; Alcoholism & Drug Abuse; Civil Service and Pensions; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Energy and Telecommunications; Higher Education; Libraries; and Local Governments committees, and on the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.
“In the four years I’ve served in the Senate, I’ve been able to work closely with members of both political parties, in both the Senate and Assembly, and I’m proud of the friendships and relationships I’ve established to help win passage of important legislation and new laws that benefit my constituents and help make New York a better place to live, learn and work,” Senator Ritchie said in the release.