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Upstate Jobs Party News

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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, [...]

TWC News: Watch 22nd Congressional Debate

By TWC News Web Staff Full Coverage of 22nd Congressional District Debate at Colgate University TWC News Video: The three candidates for the 22nd Congressional District hit the debate stage Thursday — exclusively on Time Warner Cable News. Republican Claudia Tenney, Democrat Kim Myers and independent Martin Babinec had a chance [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Line Remains Separate on November Ballot

Babinec Campaign Wins Reversal at State Board of Elections Babinec will have separate Reform and Upstate Jobs Party lines in November - Board decision made public in wake of Siena College - Time Warner News poll. Little Falls, New York – Under the threat of state lawsuit, the State Board [...]

Podcast: Millennial Entrepreneurs Key to Upstate’s Economy

Knowing that millennial entrepreneurs have the innovation and talent needed to create high-growth companies, that in turn create high-paying jobs, Martin Babinec is on a mission to provide the leadership and resources necessary to support these young job creators. In the latest episode of the Babinec JOBS Effect podcast, Babinec [...]

Communities Create Better Upstate Jobs

Help our job creators by leveraging assets right here in our communities to create better Upstate jobs. Last week, William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released remarks on the State's economic outlook, focusing on job growth that pained me once again as he [...]

Podcast: Martin Babinec’s Solution to Job Creation

Martin Babinec shares observations on flaws in our taxpayer-funded Start-Up NY program, and better ways to create jobs in Upstate New York. The truth is that Start-Up NY is a rigged program that allows politicians to substitute tough policy decisions with these catchy TV slogans - like NYS is tax free. [...]

Capital Tonight: Babinec Secures Upstate Jobs Party Line

By: Capital Tonight Staff Businessman Martin Babinec last week filed more than 10-thousand signatures to form the Upstate Jobs Party line. Watch -> Babinec Creates Upstate Jobs Line in NY-22 This after he failed to make it on the ballot as the Independence Party candidate. He does also have the [...]

Battle of Oriskany Anniversary Honors American Defenders of the Mohawk Valley

The Battle of Oriskany - A Movement that Created an Independent America After years of struggling without representation against an increasingly taxing king and aristocracy in England, many citizens in the American colonies united to take a stand, enumerate their grievances, and declare their independence from the established order. This [...]

State of Politics: NY-22: Babinec Files Petitions for Ballot Line

By: State of Politics Martin Babinec, a businessman who is launching an independent bid for a central New York congressional seat, has filed more than 10,000 signatures with the Board of Elections in order to form the Upstate Jobs Party ballot line, his campaign on Monday announced. “We’ve experienced a [...]

Times Telegram: Babinec files 10,000 signatures for Upstate Jobs Party line

By: Times Telegram LITTLE FALLS — Martin Babinec, an Independent and Reform party candidate, filed more than 10,000 signatures with the state Board of Elections to establish the Upstate Jobs Party line. "We've experienced a groundswell of support from voters across the district who are tired of the same old [...]

New York’s Largest Congressional Petition Effort

Independent candidate Martin Babinec files 10,000+ signatures to create Upstate Jobs Party line Little Falls, New York - In an unprecedented effort, Independent and Reform Party candidate Martin Babinec today filed over 10,000 signatures with the New York State Board of Elections to establish the Upstate Jobs Party line. The [...]

WSYR-TV: Newsmakers Interviews Martin Babinec on UNY Jobs Plan

By: Dan Cummings | WSYR-TV Newsmakers Dan’s guest is Martin Babinec, candidate of the Reform Party, who is running for Congress in Central New York’s 22nd District. If Babinec’s apparent write-in victory on primary night holds up, he will be in a three-way race against Republican-Conservative Claudia Tenney and Democrat Kim [...]

State of Politics: Babinec Has Enough Signatures for November Ballot

By: State of Politics Martin Babinec, a businessman running as an independent for the open 22nd congressional district in central New York, announced on Tuesday he had collected the required number of signatures to gain access for his Upstate Jobs Party this November. Babinec is running for the NY22 district [...]

Times Telegram: Upstate Jobs Party Receives Enough Petitions for November

By: Times Telegram LITTLE FALLS — Martin Babinec, independent and Reform Party candidate for Congress, announced Tuesday the Upstate Jobs Party has collected enough signatures to qualify the line for the November ballot. "The Upstate Jobs Party has been met with incredible enthusiasm from voters of all walks of life [...]