In 2010, Senate Republicans tried to beat then-Assemblyman Greg Ball in a Republican primary for state Senate.
They failed, Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, won easily, and he’s been a proven vote getter since.
“In just his second term in the New York State Senate, Greg Ball has proven himself to be a staunch advocate for veterans and a steady voice for the middle-class, whether it’s his laser-like focus on helping businesses create new private sector jobs or his tireless efforts to enact meaningful tax relief for families,” Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, said in a news release today.
Ball has been lauded as having the most conservative voting record in the Senate and also the most “independent senator” because his voting record differed the most from the three Senate leaders, a NYPIRG report in June found.
Ball fills the position vacated when Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, Cattaraugus County, was named chairwoman of the committee, succeeding Sen. Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton.
Ball, 35, is the youngest member of the committee.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work in the field to expand our important majority,” Ball said in a statement. “I am honored to be named as a member of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and I look forward to the work ahead. Homeowners in the Hudson Valley are being forced out of New York State everyday and Senate Republicans represent the last line of defense for seniors, taxpayers, working families and struggling small business owners throughout this great state.”