Press Releases

Lemondes Celebrates Farm Tour Day with Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), a longtime advocate for New York’s farmers, was thrilled to participate in yesterday’s farm tour with the lieutenant governor, organized by local farmers and representatives alike. Lemondes believes...

Lemondes Comments On Use Of Neonicotinoids By New York Farmers

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is concerned with the pushback against neonicotinoids in New York, particularly as to how it will impact local farmers’ ability to produce. Neonicotinoids are a new class of chemical nicotine, with the...

Lemondes Reacts to Last-Minute Special Assembly Session

“The majority of Assembly Members, did not have the full language of these rent-related bills until 2:45 PM today. To call everyone to vote on legislation mere hours after they’ve just debuted the bills is insane. We all want to support the...

Lemondes Reacts to American Death Count Rise After Kabul Airport Bombing

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) shares the pain of his fellow Americans and military veterans following the news that at least 12 military personnel and 60 Afghan locals by the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport were killed today. Lemondes lays...

Lemondes Welcomes Gov. Kathy Hochul

“I’m pleased to congratulate Kathy Hochul on becoming Governor of New York, the first woman in our state to do so and the 57th person in the state’s history to hold the office. I look forward to a cooperative bipartisan relationship...

Lemondes Comments on Resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

“After we heard the details of the governor’s lawbreaking and harassment scandals, today he has finally stepped down. This is a step in the right direction for New York, but it cannot be the end for Cuomo or his administration. They are all...

Lemondes Comments on Attorney General James’ Investigation into Governor

“Following the results of the independent, non-partisan investigation, I am reigniting my calls for the governor to step down from office. If he refuses, the state Legislature must work swiftly to hold him accountable and remove him from office...

Lemondes to Host Blood Drive June 16

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is hosting a blood drive at the Finger Lakes Mall this Wednesday, June 16, in an effort to support blood banks that are short on supply. New York has historically struggled to maintain sustainable blood donation...

Lemondes: Get Our Kids Out Of Masks!

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues at a press conference calling for an end to draconian mask mandates for children. After a weekend of flip-flopping and inconsistent messaging between the governor’s...

Lemondes: End the ‘Cuomo Disaster Emergency’

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) joined Assembly and Senate Minority for a press conference calling for an end to the executive order that declared a disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Executive Order 202 has...

Lemondes Celebrates Passage of Military Dependent Student Support Bill

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) welcomed the passage of a bill yesterday that aims to provide children and dependents of military service members an easier transition into the state’s local school systems. Having moved frequently while...

Lemondes: Get Our Kids Out of These Masks

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) blasted a new mandate requiring children as young as two years old to wear masks in public spaces in response to the rapid re-opening of childcare centers and overnight summer camps. Lemondes considers the new...

Lemondes Blasts Cuomo for Keeping Book Profits, Calls for Legislation to Prevent It in The Future

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), in partnership with Assembly andSenate Minority, is introducing legislation to prevent public officials from collecting profits on published works while they serve in office. A man of public service throughout...

Assemblyman Lemondes Signs on Letter Calling for Aid for Disabled Students

Lemondes Slams Tax Cut Block for Senior Veterans, Stimulus Checks for Illegal Immigrants

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is dumbfounded following an Assembly Ways and Means vote that takes steps to cut a proposed tax break for senior veterans in New York state. Spearheaded by Assembly Majority and following the already-outrageous...

Lemondes Curfew Letter to Leaders

The State of Our Local Correctional Facilities

After recently visiting the Auburn Correctional Facility, I am amazed at how different it was from my perception of what a “prison” was and how it functions. As a huge proponent of law enforcement and public safety, monitoring the conditions...

Lemondes Writes to State Health Commissioner Asking for H.S. Graduation Guidelines

Lemondes Sends Letter to Department of Health to Urge Vaccines for Agricultural Workers

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) has sent a letter to Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker urging him to allow farmers, their employees and other agricultural workers into the early vaccination phases. As this group of individuals...

Lemondes Sends Letter to Department of Health to Urge Vaccines for Agricultural Workers - Letter