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Upstate Jobs Party News

Keep up with the latest press releases and news stories from UJP!

AuburnPub.com: Eye on NY Podcast

Interview with Upstate Jobs Party Founder Martin Babinec By: Robert Harding | auburnpub.com Today on the Eye on NY podcast: • An interview with Martin Babinec, founder of the Upstate Jobs Party. Babinec is an entrepreneur who ran for Congress in 2016. When he ran for Congress, he launched the [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces 2018 Endorsements in Capital Region

Independent Party Supporting Daphne Jordan for State Senate and Carrie Woerner for State Assembly, Noting Strong Support of UJP Priorities Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced new 2018 endorsements by UJP, the first the independent party has made in the Capital Region. UJP announced [...]

Innovation Economy and What It Can Mean for Upstate NY

Talented, well-educated people are the first ingredient to a successful Upstate NY In Upstate New York, we know the story all too well – kids grow up, go to our great colleges, and leave for greener pastures.   We all have plenty of people we know that fall into this [...]

Bob Antonacci Secures Upstate Jobs Party Ballot Line

Independent Party Supporting Onondaga County Comptroller’s Campaign for New York State Senate and Embrace of UJP Priorities Syracuse, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced the Party's support for Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci in his campaign for the 50th New York State Senate District.  In an event [...]

Auburn Pub: Antonacci keeps Upstate Jobs ballot line in NY Senate race

By Robert Harding | auburnpub.com Bob Antonacci will appear on an independent ballot line in the 50th Senate District race after petitions he filed last month survived a challenge from a central New York Democrat. The state Board of Elections determined Wednesday that Antonacci, a Republican, has enough valid signatures to [...]

WKTV: Republican Candidate for NY Governor Talks Job Creation in Little Falls

By: WKTV News Republican Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited Little Falls on Friday afternoon to talk job creation at the home of former Congressional candidate and entrepreneur Martin Babinec in Little Falls. Molinaro currently serves as Dutchess County Executive. When asked about what he would do for upstate if he’s [...]

Forbes: Election Day 2017’s Other Big Story

By John Zogby, Forbes Contributor Syracuse has long been a test market for consumers. Central Upstate New York, demographics that are representative, a big university, lots of hardworking people, and thousands of refugees. Because of its history, composition, and status as a bellwether for this country, what happened on November 6, [...]

Martin Babinec Testimony to NYS Assembly

November 13, 2017 Hon. Robin Schimminger Member of Assembly Chair, Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry New York State Assembly Albany, NY Dear Representative Schimminger, My testimony today is with perspective as an Upstate native who moved away, built a Silicon Valley Company, then returned home where [...]

Babinec Testimony

In 2017, UJP Founder Martin Babinec shared his insights with the NYS Assembly Economic Development Committee. In this testimony, he shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship, startups, and job creation in New York. Check out this link for that testimony and select Martin's name. You can also find it by advancing [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Endorsements for the 2017 Election

Little Falls, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced the following endorsements ahead of Tuesday’s election. Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive (R) Rich David, Mayor of Binghamton (R) Brian Tobin, Mayor of Cortland (D) All three candidates have proven worthy of the endorsement of UJP for [...]

Vote for Change or More of the Same?

A new report by the Federal Reserve uncovers that only a handful of jobs have contributed to Upstate NY job growth since 2016. It’s time to hold politicians accountable for unfulfilled promises on creating jobs. It's time to Vote for Change. Despite the Cuomo administration's claim that Upstate NY is [...]

Collaboration is the key to creating real jobs in Upstate NY

The cities that succeed in the years ahead will be anchored on communities that collaborate to create high-growth startup economies. On the heels of worldwide news that Amazon will soon open a second headquarters, two Upstate NY metro areas are sharing in the spotlight. Rochester and Buffalo, NY have submitted [...]

Capital Tonight: Future of Upstate Jobs Party

By Capital Tonight Staff Last year, the Upstate Jobs Party was created by Martin Babinec during his run for the 22nd Congressional District. Today, the party he created is still in use. It's one of the party lines Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh is running on. Now Babinec is working [...]

Upstate Jobs PAC and New Vote Upstate Jobs Nonprofit

Former Congressional Candidate, Founder of TriNet and Upstate Venture Connect, Martin Babinec Announces the Formation of Upstate Jobs PAC and a new non-profit 501(c)4, "Vote Upstate Jobs" Entities launches today with a goal toward recruiting and electing a 2018 gubernatorial candidate create an Upstate Jobs Line Upstate Job PAC will [...]

Syracuse Mayoral Race: What Voters Want

Voters state Jobs & the Economy as single most important issue; Select Ben Walsh as a top candidate to take charge   As we enter into the final few weeks before the 2017 election, the Upstate Jobs Party is proud to see UJP candidate Ben Walsh #RiseAbove. According to a [...]

Another Day, Another Million – 43North Competition Lights Taxpayer Money On Fire

Hey New York State! Quit using taxpayers' money to pick winners! You’ve likely seen the spray of government-issued (press) releases throughout the last several months building up to the 4th Annual 43North Finals. 43North is a business venture competition in Buffalo, N.Y. Every year the competition awards $5 MILLION in [...]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh will be on the Upstate Jobs line in November

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com With 2,439 signatures, Walsh creates new line on Syracuse mayoral ballot SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The man whose path to the ballot once seemed most unclear will now be on there twice. Ben Walsh secured a second line on the Syracuse mayoral ballot Tuesday, submitting 2,439 petition signatures [...]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh leads fundraising for Syracuse mayoral race with a quarter-million dollars

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ben Walsh has collected more than a quarter-million dollars in his attempt to win City Hall in November. Walsh, an independent candidate for Syracuse mayor, has far out-paced his opponents in fundraising, collecting large sums from downtown developers, among others. He's raised $253,000 so far from more [...]

Syracuse.com: Ben Walsh gains two-party support in drive to be Syracuse’s 1st independent mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ben Walsh is gaining momentum in his bid to become the first independent mayor in Syracuse history not affiliated with a political party. Walsh is a rarity: A politically viable, unaffiliated candidate in a major American city. He's raised far more money than all [...]

Syracuse.com: UJP backs Ben Walsh’s bid for Syracuse mayor

By Chris Baker | Syracuse.com Photo: Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh speaks at a press conference at Rapid Response Monitoring on West Division Street, Monday, July 10, 2017. (Chris Baker | cbaker@syracuse.com) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ben Walsh's path to the ballot took another turn Monday as he found a backer [...]

Ben Walsh receives Upstate Jobs Party endorsement

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017 Syracuse, N.Y - Ben Walsh, the independent candidate for Mayor of the City of Syracuse, announced today he has received the exclusive endorsement of the Upstate Jobs Party. "Ben Walsh is the only candidate in this race with the commitment, the know-how and the [...]

WUTR: Catching Up with Martin Babinec

By Grace Fernandez | WUTR ABC Still On a Mission to Create Jobs Yesterday we touched on some of his reflections regarding the campaign running as an independent, but he tells me the campaign wasn't a complete loss as it helped spread his message on creating jobs. "We've run a [...]

Upstate Capital Tonight: CEO Survey Reveals Opportunity; Job Creators

Martin Babinec, Upstate Jobs Party leader and Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect joins Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight to discuss his commitment to supporting job creators in Upstate New York. 2016 Upstate Venture CEO Report Backs Babinec's Assertions on Job Creation - Through the support of his nonprofit, Upstate Venture [...]

TWC News: Martin Babinec’s Focus Is All About Jobs

By Bill Keeler of Keeler in the Morning | WIBX News "My goal is to retain our best people instead of watching them move away and we need to do that by creating jobs" - Martin Babinec As an entrepreneur and venture catalyst dedicated to creating a sustainable economy in Upstate [...]

TWC News: Film Crew Takes Closer Look at Outsider Politics

By Melissa Krull | TWC News Time Warner Cable Interviews Martin Babinec and the Film Crew of 'Running Independent' Election season may be over, but some are still taking a closer look at the political process. A film crew followed a former 22nd Congressional District candidate on the campaign trail, [...]