AMO Endorses Palmesano for County Legislator

Corning, N.Y. (October 19, 2009)—Former area Representative Amory Houghton, Jr. today endorsed Phil Palmesano in District 2 (city of Corning) of the Steuben County Legislature. Houghton, who represented Corning and the entire Southern Tier in Congress for nine consecutive terms beginning in 1986, cited Palmesano’s 14 years of experience, ability to work with local and regional officials and his commitment to Corning’s future. “Phil Palmesano has a rare skill. He is able to find common ground with people. Also, he leans toward encouraging the cooperation that makes government work and what’s more important I know that Phil’s hope for the future of Corning is genuine and heartfelt, Houghton said. “Phil is a leader who can make a great difference. I’m happy to have the chance to encourage his fresh ideas, and what promises to be outstanding service to the people of Corning .” Palmesano is seeking to replace outgoing County Legislator Fran Gehl in District 2 this November. “It’s an incredible honor and privilege for me to have former Congressman Houghton’s support and encouragement as I seek to represent the city of Corning in the Steuben County Legislature,” said Palmesano. “His life and his career in public service have been defined by dedication, compassion, and integrity, and he absolutely sets the standard for a commitment to the people and the workers of Corning . I consider it a high responsibility to do everything possible to live up to Mr. Houghton’s faith in my ability to help Corning and Steuben County move forward.” Since 1995, Palmesano has worked in local constituent services for several area federal and state lawmakers, including New York State Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning), who has also endorsed Palmesano. Palmesano is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines on November 3rd. A 1991 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Palmesano resides in Corning with his wife Laura, a registered nurse at Corning Hospital , seven-year-old daughter Leah, and four-year-old son Sam.

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