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.f1550387129ep@oi1550387129notnA1550387129iDR1550387129
Region 1 Chairs – (Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming)
800-462-1462 | gro.f1550387129ep@yb1550387129sliSM1550387129
Bill Nolan – PAC Co-Chair
Region 2 Chairs – (Alleghany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates)
800-724-5001 | gro.f1550387129ep@oe1550387129luPA1550387129
Region 3 Chairs – (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne)
800-724-5003 | gro.f1550387129ep@sm1550387129ailli1550387129WC1550387129
Leisa Abraham – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-5003 | gro.f1550387129ep@ma1550387129harbA1550387129L1550387129
Region 4 Chairs – (Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca)
800-724-5004 | gro.f1550387129ep@dr1550387129offat1550387129SR1550387129
Kenneth Brynien – PAC Co-Chair
Region 5 Chairs – (Broome, Chenango, Delaware Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins)
800-724-4998 | gro.f1550387129ep@yk1550387129sfobu1550387129DD1550387129
Scott Staub – PAC Co-Chair
800-724-4998 | gro.f1550387129ep@bu1550387129atSS1550387129
Region 6 Chairs – (Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Madison, Montgomery, Lewis, Oneida)
Jeanette St. Mary
800-724-5005 | gro.f1550387129ep@yr1550387129aMtSJ1550387129
Region 7 Chair – (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence)
888-498-8532 | gro.f1550387129ep@ye1550387129vaDV1550387129
Vernon (Sam) Burns – PAC Co-Chair
Region 8 Chairs – (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington)
518-785-1900 | gro.f1550387129ep@eu1550387129lBM1550387129
Tom Comanzo – PAC Co-Chair
518-785-1900 | moc.l1550387129iamg@1550387129oznam1550387129oCT1550387129
Region 9 Chairs – (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
800-548-4870 | gro.f1550387129ep@su1550387129luaJD1550387129
Daniel McCormack – PAC Co-Chair
Region 10 Chairs – (Manhattan, Bronx)
800-522-8700 | gro.f1550387129ep@na1550387129hoMR1550387129
Darlene Williams – PAC Co-Chair
800-522-8700 | gro.f1550387129ep@sm1550387129ailli1550387129WD1550387129
Region 11 Chairs – (Kings, Queens, Richmond)
866-897-9775 | gro.f1550387129ep@re1550387129nnoCO1550387129B1550387129
Charles Roland – PAC Co-Chair
866-897-9775 | gro.f1550387129ep@dn1550387129aloRC1550387129
Region 12 Chairs – (Nassau, Suffolk)
631-360-4360 | gro.f1550387129ep@sn1550387129iggiH1550387129N1550387129
Morgan Brunbauer – PAC Co-Chair
631-360-4360 | gro.f1550387129ep@re1550387129uabnu1550387129rBM1550387129
518-785-1900 x411 | gro.f1550387129ep@st1550387129reboR1550387129nonna1550387129hSM1550387129
800-342-4306 x501 | gro.f1550387129ep@sd1550387129lonye1550387129RR1550387129
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: