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Assemblywoman Byrnes will retire, liason Mike Palmesano reacts

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Hornell’s Palmesano has been acting liason for the 133rd District since 2013

By Andrew Harris, pictured are Suzy Palmesano, Byrnes, and Mike Palmesano

News broke yesterday that Assemblywoman Majorie Byrnes will retire from New York State politics. Byrnes has served three terms representing much of Steuben, Livingston, Wyoming, Ontario, and Monroe counties in the NYS Assembly. “Marje,” as she if affectionatly known, has been a consistent conservative voice in Albany since her 2018 election.

For most of that time in the NYS Assembly, Mike Palmesano of Hornell has acted as her official liason. That relationship created lots of much respect and friendship between the two families. Palmesano shared his thoughts after the retirement announcement was made:

“During my 4 plus years tenure with Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes I’ve witnessed a dedicated and profound commitment to her Oath of Office. She has served her constituents well at home as well in Albany. 

Her announcement was a true bittersweet moment with one side of me wishing her and John much happiness in their retirement, while the other side wishing her to stay.

Suzy and I will forever value her friendship and caring. “

Mike explained that Byrnes will still be on the job until the end of her term and he will continue to serve in his liason role. That role allows Palmesano to operate a satellite office for Byrnes each Thursday afternoon at the Wayland NY town hall. Mike also attends a variety of local events on the behalf of Byrnes, who is often hard at work in Albany.

The Palmesano’s enjoying an evening with “Marje”
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