Chairman's Corner


Welcome to my corner of our State Party website.  As Chair, I am often called upon to comment on various topics and I always take the opportunity to promote our message of economic growth, fiscal responsibility, accountability, limited government and local control.  I will use this page to share them with you as well.


  • Op-ed: "Fly in the Ointment," New York Post

    *This op-ed ran in the  New York Post  and was picked up by  Real Clear Politics . President Obama is riding high in the afterglow of his second Inauguration — but the signs of trouble ahead are already becoming clear. First off, it now looks like the US economy...

  • Op-ed: "State needs to boost its anemic workforce," Albany Times Union

    *Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the Albany Times Union. Go v.  Andrew Cuomo   will deliver his third State of the State address next week, and New Yorkers need to hear that our state is still losing jobs and people, fast....

  • Op-ed: "Behind New York's Nanotech Triumph," New York Post

    Click HERE to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. Yesterday, President Obama’s campaign swing took him through Albany, where he and Gov. Cuomo heaped praise on SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The applause is...

  • Letter to the Editor: "Obama in Albany makes puzzling claim," Syracuse Post Standard

    Click HERE to see the letter as is appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard. To the Editor:  On Tuesday, President Barack Obama's historically early campaign swing took him through Albany where, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo at SUNY Albany's NanoTech Complex, he said he wants ''what's...

  • Letter to the Editor: "Gillibrand is blocking efforts to create jobs," Buffalo News

    Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's letter as it was originally published in the Buffalo News. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand laments New York’s loss of manufacturing supremacy, but she has been no friend to New York’s manufacturing sector. Missing from her recent Another Voice in The...

  • Op-ed: "To grow N.Y., slash capital gains taxes," New York Daily News

    Click  HERE  to see Chairman Cox's op-ed as it originally appeared in the Daily News. New York, one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation, needs a new approach to growing jobs. Income-tax-free states like Florida beckon successful New York investors and...

  • Op-ed: "Cuomo Must Include Mandate Relief in 2012 Budget," Buffalo News

    Click HERE to see Chairman Cox's op-ed as it orginally appeared in the Buffalo News. Driven by state and federal mandates that can eat up 85 percent or more of a county budget, New York’s property taxes are double the national average. Each year, the Tax Foundation shows upstate...

  • Op-Ed: "Cuomo's Challenge," The New York Post

    Click  HERE  to see the Chairman's op-ed as it originally appeared in the New York Post. Gov. Cuomo recently said public-pension reform would be his top goal for 2012 — and then backtracked. But ignoring this crisis for another year simply isn’t an option; it...

  • Letter to the Editor: Gillibrand's Jobs Plan is Merely Pandering

    The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Chairman Cox to the Binghamton Press Connect, published Dec. 12.  View the original version  here . To the Editor: Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s “Upstate Works Plan” will not help her falling approval...

  • Letter to the Editor: State GOP seeks strong challenger for Gillibrand

    The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Chairman Cox to the Syracuse Post Standard, published Dec. 9.  View the original version  here . To the Editor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s vapid personality and flip-flops on gay marriage, gun control and amnesty for...