Angelo Morinello, candidate for the 145th Assembly District, has have received the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of New York State. ABC's Empire Chapter is the leading voice for free enterprise in New York's construction industry.
"I am honored to have the support and endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors of New York State," Morinello said. "Builders and contractors provide an invaluable service to New York's infrastructure, and we must allow them to compete in a fair and honest market."
"Our organization represents nearly 400 contractors throughout New York state who employ thousands," said ABC of NYS President Brian Sampson. "These are hard-working men and women who simply want an opportunity for a level playing field and a fair shot at public work. We need real reform and change, and we need government to stop picking winners and losers. Angelo Morinello can help bring about these changes and make New York state competitive again."
"Due to the state-funded scandals that have come to light over the last few weeks, ethical reforms are more important now than ever before," Morinello said. "Individuals and businesses should be awarded contracts based on their merits, not their political connections. It is disheartening that we must continue to fight for a fair and transparent selection process, but that is the challenge we face with New York's current climate of cronyism."