The Upstate Jobs Party Is About You

The Upstate Jobs Party is an organization founded to reinvigorate the Upstate NY Region by embracing the Innovation Economy. We do that by supporting policies and candidates that support entrepreneurial growth and investment. UJP focuses on four key areas:

  • Upstate New York’s greatest resource is the talented people that live here. We need to stop the outflow of young, talented people if we have any future chance of success.

  • New York’s economic development system is broken, one where government picks winners and losers through a game-show-like awards ceremony. We’ve seen that failure first hand. New York should fix this system to support entrepreneurs and investment and avoid one-size-fits-all approaches that forget Upstate is part of New York.

  • New York’s entire governmental system needs reform. Whether it’s the regular litany of ethics problems, unfair election laws that seek only to protect the incumbent, or a broken campaign finance system, New Yorkers feel like they can’t trust their government.

Meet our Candidates

Founded in 2016, the Upstate Jobs Party built initial support through the platform put forward by Martin Babinec, a successful entrepreneur who has helped hundreds of others start and grow companies in Upstate NY. Supporters of his independent Congressional bid for the NY-22nd District came together following the 2016 election with commitments to stay involved in advancing UJP towards forming a constituted political party in New York State. Meet the UJP leadership team ->

The Upstate Jobs Party is about removing job creation obstacles and mobilizing support to create new jobs by leveraging regional assets that help people start and grow companies here. Upstate Jobs Party –  a smart, sustainable future that can help keep our families together ->

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Our Leadership Team

Martin Babinec and John Bullis are proven job growth and economic development leaders ready to take on the challenge of bringing high-quality jobs to UNY.


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