Founded in 2016, the Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) has focused on growing the Upstate economy by supporting innovation economy industries and entrepreneurial startups. By advocating for less government and greater financial independence, UJP seeks public policy that will support investment and growth to stop the outflow of our Upstate talent. UJP seeks to reform a broken economic development system and avoid the toxic nature of the traditional two-party system. Check out our Founder, Martin Babinec sharing his experience as an entrepreneur in New York in this testimony.
Since its founding, UJP has helped elect independent problem solvers across New York State and have supported candidates of all stripes in the Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and Western New York. Take a look at our candidate network!