New York State Republican Assembly Campaign Committee is a political committee devoted to increasing the Republican delegation in the New York State Assembly. RACC accomplishes this through direct financial contributions from individuals and groups who support their efforts.
With these donations RACC assists Republican Candidates needs such as, technical and research assistance, voter registration, education, turnout programs and other party-building activities.
RACC relies most heavily on individuals from all walks of life, committed to the principles of smaller, more efficient government and economic freedom who contribute $25, $50 or $100 per year.
ABOUT LEADER WILL BARCLAY
Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay is a partner in the firm of Barclay Damon, LLP, where he specializes in business law. Because of his experiences in both business and law, he understands firsthand the challenges our job creators face in New York and has focused the RACC agenda on policies and candidates that will benefit our middle-class families and our economy.
Mr. Barclay is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Syracuse University College of Law. After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk for Roger Miner, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, in Albany and New York City.
ABOUT CHAIRMAN STEVE HAWLEY
Republican Assembly Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Hawley is a native resident of Batavia who served seven years in the Ohio National Guard and is a small business owner who has dealt with the agriculture, insurance and real estate sectors of the economy. With this experience in hand, Steve Hawley understands the issues facing Western New York.
Steve Hawley is the Assistant Republican Leader and is the ranking Republican Member of the Assembly Veteran Affairs Committee. Hawley's father, R. Stephen, Hawley, also represented Western New York in the Assembly. Hawley is a graduate of Batavia High School and has a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Toledo.
ABOUT VICE-CHAIRMAN PHIL PALMESANO
Republican Assembly Campaign Committee Vice-Chairman Phil Palmesano represents the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Region. He is a leading voice and advocate in the state Legislature on issues impacting local infrastructure, corrections, New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and organ donation awareness and education. He is the Assistant Minority Leader of the Assembly Republican Conference and serves as the Ranking Member of the Assembly Committee on Energy. Phil graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1991.