Legislative Office Responsibilities
Role of the Legislative Office:
Identify legislation/budget initiatives that will advance or endanger PEF members’ working conditions and other interests and working to stop or get approval of such legislation/budget initiatives.
Work with legislative leaders, legislators and their staffs to introduce and advance legislation identified as a priority in PEF’s State & Federal legislative agendas.
Coordinate PEF’s lobbying efforts at the federal, state, and local levels.
PEF Endorsement Process
Regional PACs interview and endorse candidates. Slates sent to SWPAC. Once approved, slate submitted to Executive Board, which includes PEF leadership, for review and final approval. PEF-endorsed candidates had a proven record of supporting PEF’s legislative and budget priorities.
Campaign Contributions – State and Federal
PEF’s contributions to state and local candidates come from members’ dues. These funds are held in its political action fund. New York State (NYS) Election Law sets the parameters for these contributions. Additionally, PEF has developed statewide PAC guidelines for the use of these monies.
PEF’s federal campaign funds come from voluntary member contributions to its Committee on Political Education (COPE) Fund. PEF works in concert with its two international unions – American Federation of Teachers and Service Employees International Union – on federal elections and campaign funding and activities.
Gregory Amorosi – Director
Scott Lorey – Political Organizer/Lobbyist-State
Danielle Little-Thomson – Legislative Assistant
PEF Political Endorsements
Working closely with the PEF Legislative Department, the Statewide PAC organizes and coordinates political activity on a statewide basis. Each Regional PAC Chair coordinates political activities and programs between the Statewide PAC and the Regional PAC.
Each year, the SWPAC receives membership input for our Legislative Agenda. With technical assistance from our Legislative staff, the SWPAC puts together a draft of our legislative priorities which is reviewed and approved by our Executive Board and then voted on by the 1,000 convention delegates. Our agenda is then communicated to all state legislators and promoted throughout the legislative session.
Political Action Committee
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
Albany NY 12212-2414
W: 800-342-4306 / Fax: 518-783-1117 | gro.f1534282255ep@oi1534282255notnA1534282255iDR1534282255
Region 1 Chairs – (Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming)
800-462-1462 | gro.f1534282255ep@yb1534282255sliSM1534282255
Bill Nolan – PAC Co-Chair
Region 2 Chair – (Alleghany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates)
800-724-5001 | gro.f1534282255ep@oe1534282255luPA1534282255
Karen Patterson – PAC Co-Chair
800-462-1462 | gro.f1534282255ep@no1534282255srett1534282255aPK1534282255
Region 3 Chairs – (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne)
800-724-5003 | gro.f1534282255ep@sm1534282255ailli1534282255WC1534282255
Region 4 Chairs – (Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca)
800-724-5004 | gro.f1534282255ep@dr1534282255offat1534282255SR1534282255
Kenneth Brynien – PAC Co-Chair
Region 5 Chairs – (Broome, Chenango, Delaware Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins)
800-724-4998 | gro.f1534282255ep@yk1534282255sfobu1534282255DD1534282255
Scott Staub – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-4998 | gro.f1534282255ep@bu1534282255atSS1534282255
Region 6 Chairs – (Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Madison, Montgomery, Lewis, Oneida)
Jeanette St. Mary
800-724-5005 | gro.f1534282255ep@yr1534282255aMtSJ1534282255
Sametta Shaw-Lipiec – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-5005 | gro.f1534282255ep@ce1534282255ipiLw1534282255ahSS1534282255
Region 7 Chairs – (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence)
888-498-8532 | gro.f1534282255ep@ye1534282255vaDV1534282255
Region 8 Chairs – (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington)
518-785-1900 | gro.f1534282255ep@eu1534282255lBM1534282255
Tom Comanzo – PAC Co-Chair
518-785-1900 | moc.l1534282255iamg@1534282255oznam1534282255oCT1534282255
Region 9 Chairs – (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
800-548-4870 | gro.f1534282255ep@su1534282255luaJD1534282255
Daniel McCormack – PAC Co-Chair
Region 10 – (Manhattan, Bronx)
800-522-8700 | gro.f1534282255ep@zu1534282255rCR1534282255
Region 11 Chairs – (Kings, Queens, Richmond)
866-897-9775 | gro.f1534282255ep@re1534282255nnoCO1534282255B1534282255
Charles Roland – PAC Co-Chair
866-897-9775 | gro.f1534282255ep@dn1534282255aloRC1534282255
Region 12 Chairs – (Nassau, Suffolk)
631-360-4360 | gro.f1534282255ep@sn1534282255iggiH1534282255N1534282255
Morgan Brunbauer – PAC Co-Chair
631-360-4360 | gro.f1534282255ep@re1534282255uabnu1534282255rBM1534282255
518-785-1900 x411 | gro.f1534282255ep@st1534282255reboR1534282255nonna1534282255hSM1534282255
800-342-4306 x501 | gro.f1534282255ep@sd1534282255lonye1534282255RR1534282255
Political Action Volunteer Form
One way PEF can enhance its political power is by organizing members to volunteer for union endorsed candidates. A strong volunteer base is an essential component of any successful campaign. That is why PEF is currently recruiting politically active members who would like to volunteer their time to work on campaigns for local, state, and congressional campaigns as well as the upcoming Presidential election. Volunteers will be involved with phone banking, literature drops, and rallies. If you are interesting in volunteering, please complete the below form: