ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R-Olean) has taken her oath of office to begin her seventh full term.
Young, who represents residents of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Livingston counties in the state Senate, has been appointed to a high-ranking leadership post within the New York State Senate Republican Conference.
She has also been named as the ranking Republican member of two committees, Elections and Ethics and Internal Governance.
Young now finds herself and other Republicans in the minority in the state Senate. As a result, she said she will work to fight the progressive agenda by Democrats, starting that the future of upstate New York is the most critically pressing issue facing government, not legalizing marijuana, taxpayer financed campaigns, early voting or what she labeled any of the other extremist wish list items on the agendas of the Governor and his New York City allies.