Press Releases

Lemondes Calls for Stricter Drug Response in New York State

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is continually disappointed with New York’s decision to relax laws designed to punish drug lords and those who bring illicit substances onto our streets and into our communities. Following the news that the...

Lemondes Rails Immigration Wave, Response by NY

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is calling for immediate action in response to the increasing immigration crisis, as New Yorkers grow more frustrated with the wave of undocumented immigrants flooding the state. As over 9,000 migrants have...

Lemondes Celebrates Successful Empire Farm Days

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is pleased to celebrate the success of the annual Empire Farm Days, which returned to the Heritage Hill Brewhouse and Palladino Farms in Pompey this past week. This annual festivity attracts thousands of families...

Lemondes, Borrello Host Joint Press Conference Calling For Further Agricultural Education In New York Schools

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Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) and Sen. George Borrello (R,C,I,LIBT-Sunset Bay) today were joined by legislative colleagues, agriculture industry professionals, education professionals and local leadership at a press conference to champion...

Lemondes and Borrello Hold Joint Press Conference on Agriculture Education In New York Schools

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), Sen. George M. Borrello, and members of the state Legislature will be hosting a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Elly’s Acres Farm, 3390 Eager Rd., Jamesville, NY 13078,  regarding...

Lemondes And Borrello Hold Joint Press Conference On Agriculture Education In New York Schools

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), Sen. George M. Borrello, and members of the state Legislature will be hosting a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Elly’s Acres regarding the introduction of the ‘Ag Ed Expansion’...

Lemondes on Special Session For Further Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is upset to hear that Gov. Kathy Hochul has scheduled a special session to pass further gun control laws followingthe Supreme Court striking down the state’s previous concealed carry law,which deemed that...

Lemondes Blasts Gov. Hochul’s State Of Emergency Extension

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) was infuriated to hear the news that Gov. Kathy Hochul passed yet another extension for New York’s COVID-19 Disaster Emergency executive order. Originally expiring yesterday on June 14, Gov. Hochul has cited...

Lemondes Statement On Buffalo Shooting

“It’s been a tumultuous, emotional weekend for all of New York, but most certainly for one of our proudest cities, Buffalo. My heart and prayers go out to all the victims, their families and friends, and the entire community of Buffalo, who will undoubtedly...

Lemondes Celebrates Passage Of Addiction Transport Bill

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is cheering the passage of Assembly Bill 6945, a measure that establishes transportation services for those in addiction treatment, which could include inpatient, residential, and outpatient services. Lemondes,...

Lemondes Applauds Passage Of Bill To Strengthen Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force

This week, the New York State Assembly passed legislation, co-sponsored by Assemblyman John Lemonades (R,C,I- Lafayette), to authorize the Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force and ensure their ability to provide invaluable emergency services for upstate...

Lemondes Informs Residents About Disaster Relief Insurance

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) is thrilled to announce his support for legislation that will provide more transparency to residents seeking disaster-relief insurance. This legislation will inform residents about the lack of flood damage coverage...

Lemondes on Final Budget Vote

“Majority lawmakers in New York have once again led the charge on the budget. While it resulted in some positive changes for bail reform and continued funding for our critical agricultural industry, it also gave us a spending ceiling that is unsustainable...

Assembly Minority Calls on Gov. Hochul to Reject Lowering Farm Workers Overtime Threshold

Members of the Assembly Minority Conference, along with advocates supporting New York’s farmers, gathered to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to reject the recent recommendation by the Farm Laborers Wage Board to further lower the overtime threshold for farm...

Lemondes Joins Colleagues, NYS Farm Bureau, Local Farmers in Effort to Stop Industry-Killing Regulation

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) today joined his fellow Assembly Minority colleagues, the New York State Farm Bureau, and farm owners to share their concerns about lowering the overtime threshold for employed farm laborers. Previously held...

Lemondes Calls For End To Bail Reform

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette) joined with Assembly and Senate Minority today to call for an end to bail reform and the dangerous effects it has had on civil society. A strong proponent of public safety and law enforcement, Lemondes says...

Lemondes Statement On Redistricting Vote

“The Redistricting Commission was unable to agree on one new map, resulting in the people being left completely out of the decision-making process. With the maps being voted down, I fear the Majority is now free to gerrymander to their hearts’ content....

Lemondes Statement On 2022 State Of The State

“Today’s announcement of the governor’s support for term limits was welcome, so as we enter this upcoming session my hope is that she will be willing to work in earnest with members of our Conference on matters that have affected New Yorkers from...

Lemondes Pushes for Further BOCES Exposure Following Job Needs in New York

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I-Lafayette), a longtime proponent of vocational education and apprenticeships, is once again encouraging people of all ages to consider entering the vocational education arena to pursue alternatives for work preparation....

Lemondes Congratulates Onondaga Legislature for Passing Additional Flood Prevention Funding

Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C,I- Lafayette) recently congratulated the Onondaga County Legislature for passing additional flood hazard prevention funding, an initiative that is now allocating an additional $100,000 to fight potential flooding and flood...