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 - 2018
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.f1540005795ep@oi1540005795notnA1540005795iDR1540005795
Region 1 Chairs – (Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming)
800-462-1462 | gro.f1540005795ep@yb1540005795sliSM1540005795
Bill Nolan – PAC Co-Chair
Region 2 Chairs – (Alleghany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates)
800-724-5001 | gro.f1540005795ep@oe1540005795luPA1540005795
Region 3 Chairs – (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne)
800-724-5003 | gro.f1540005795ep@sm1540005795ailli1540005795WC1540005795
Leisa Abraham – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-5003 | gro.f1540005795ep@ma1540005795harbA1540005795L1540005795
Region 4 Chairs – (Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca)
800-724-5004 | gro.f1540005795ep@dr1540005795offat1540005795SR1540005795
Kenneth Brynien – PAC Co-Chair
Region 5 Chairs – (Broome, Chenango, Delaware Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins)
800-724-4998 | gro.f1540005795ep@yk1540005795sfobu1540005795DD1540005795
Scott Staub – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-4998 | gro.f1540005795ep@bu1540005795atSS1540005795
Region 6 Chairs – (Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Madison, Montgomery, Lewis, Oneida)
Jeanette St. Mary
800-724-5005 | gro.f1540005795ep@yr1540005795aMtSJ1540005795
Region 7 Chair – (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence)
888-498-8532 | gro.f1540005795ep@ye1540005795vaDV1540005795
Vernon (Sam) Burns – PAC Co-Chair
Region 8 Chairs – (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington)
518-785-1900 | gro.f1540005795ep@eu1540005795lBM1540005795
Tom Comanzo – PAC Co-Chair
518-785-1900 | moc.l1540005795iamg@1540005795oznam1540005795oCT1540005795
Region 9 Chairs – (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
800-548-4870 | gro.f1540005795ep@su1540005795luaJD1540005795
Daniel McCormack – PAC Co-Chair
Region 10 Chairs – (Manhattan, Bronx)
800-522-8700 | gro.f1540005795ep@zu1540005795rCR1540005795
Darlene Williams – PAC Co-Chair
800-522-8700 | gro.f1540005795ep@sm1540005795ailli1540005795WD1540005795
Region 11 Chairs – (Kings, Queens, Richmond)
866-897-9775 | gro.f1540005795ep@re1540005795nnoCO1540005795B1540005795
Charles Roland – PAC Co-Chair
866-897-9775 | gro.f1540005795ep@dn1540005795aloRC1540005795
Region 12 Chairs – (Nassau, Suffolk)
631-360-4360 | gro.f1540005795ep@sn1540005795iggiH1540005795N1540005795
Morgan Brunbauer – PAC Co-Chair
631-360-4360 | gro.f1540005795ep@re1540005795uabnu1540005795rBM1540005795
518-785-1900 x411 | gro.f1540005795ep@st1540005795reboR1540005795nonna1540005795hSM1540005795
800-342-4306 x501 | gro.f1540005795ep@sd1540005795lonye1540005795RR1540005795
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: