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NY State Senator Pam Helimng

54th State Senate Candidate

Pam Helming

New York State Senator Pam Helming and her husband, Gary, have been residents of Canandaigua for over 30 years and have raised their two children, Catherine and Evan, in the local schools and community.

Senator Helming is a longtime community volunteer and Town of Canandaigua Republican Committee member. Elected in 2016, Senator is currently serving her first term in the New York State Senate representing the 54th Senate District.

Pam has more than 30 years of private business experience. She has worked in commercial building, regulatory affairs, and land use planning.

Her desire to make a difference in the community led to public service, first as a Canandaigua Town Board member, later as Canandaigua Town Supervisor, and now as New York State Senator for the 54th District.

As Canandaigua Town Supervisor, Pam worked hard on behalf of local taxpayers and was successful in her efforts to make local government more efficient and transparent. She fought to reduce property tax rates, cut unnecessary expenses, repair infrastructure, and grow jobs by attracting new businesses and development.

A longtime champion for the vast local natural resources in the region, Pam also helped secure $110 million in the New York State budget for projects that will preserve drinking water at its sources by conserving lakes, watersheds, and other buffer areas and protecting against pollutants and invasive species. As Town Supervisor, Pam was a member of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council, and she remains committed to preserving, protecting, and promoting water quality and the overall environment in the region.

With agriculture being the biggest job producing industry in the Finger Lakes Region, Pam aims to work with local farmers and residents to bolster the industry. Throughout the New York State budget process, Pam successfully advocated for vital investments that support family farming across the state. These efforts include increased funding for agricultural education to build the next generation of farmers, fully restored funding to provide business consulting services and mental health services through New York FarmNet, and support for agricultural research and development through the New York Farm Viability Institute, Cornell University, and other organizations.

People throughout the 54th District cite jobs as one of their main concerns, and Pam shares that concern as she advocates on their behalf. In this regard, she supported a package of bills boosting the state economy by training job seekers and existing employees for the job opportunities that are in demand. To help small businesses, she supported measures to save them millions of dollars by reducing their workers' compensation contributions and to boost investment in technology, reduce burdensome regulations, and create significant tax savings to spur job growth.

As New York State Senator, Pam serves as Chair of the Legislative Rural Resources Committee and Vice Chair of the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee. She also serves on the Banks, Children and Families, Consumer Protection, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Higher Education, and Social Services committees, as well as on the Heroin Task Force and the Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.

The Helming family are parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua. Pam has also been involved in volunteer efforts for the church.

Pam's daughter, Catherine, is a Physician Assistant at the Womack Army Medical Center in North Carolina, where she resides with her husband, Charlie, a West Point Graduate and Captain in the U.S. Army. Her son, Evan, graduated from the College of St. Rose and resides in Canandaigua.


Link to Pam Helming's website and Facebook pages:
pamhelming.com/
Senator Pam Helming - Facebook

Kitty Karle

Ontario County Court Judge Candidate

Kristina "Kitty" Karle

Kristina "Kitty" Karle announced her candidacy for Ontario County Court Judge.

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Link to Kitty's Facebook page:

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Russ Kenyon

Ontario County Court Judge Candidate

Russ Kenyon

Russ Kenyon also announced his candidacy for Ontario County Court Judge.

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Silvio Palermo

Ontario County Sheriff Candidate

Silvio Palermo

Silvio Palermo announced his candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff.


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Link to Silvio Palermo's website and facebook page.
https://www.silviopalermoforsheriff.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SilvioPalermoForSheriff/

Bob Green

Ontario County Sheriff Candidate

Bob Green

Bob Green announced his candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff.


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Link to Bob Green's website and facebook page.
http://bobgreenforsheriff.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Bob-Green-for-Ontario-County-Sheriff-716671558527696/

Gary Baxter

Ontario County Treasurer

Gary Baxter

Gary Baxter is seeking re-election as Ontario County Treasurer.


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Dr. Jeffrey Long

Ontario County Coroner Candidate

Dr. Jeffrey Long

Dr. Jeffrey Long announced his candidacy for Ontario County Coroner.


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Scott 'Scooter' Avedisian

Ontario County Coroner Candidate

Scott Avedisian

Scott 'Scooter' Avedisian announced his candidacy for Ontario County Coroner.


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