District 40 State Senate Candidate Greg Ball

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District 40 State Senator Greg Ball Photo Credit: Greg Ball

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. ‒ Greg Ball is the Republican incumbent in State Senate District 40. He is running against Democratic challenger Justin Wagner.

Name: Greg Ball

Age: 35

Family: Parents Bob and Judy Ball, Pawling, NY.

Occupation: Former Air Force Officer; Current NYS Senator, 40thDistrict

How long have you lived in District: A fifth-generation New Yorker, Greg was born and raised in the Hudson Valley and is originally from Pawling, N.Y. Resident of Patterson, N.Y., since 2005.

Lines: Republican, Conservative, Independent

Years in Office: 2 years

Other elected positions held: 4 years in the State Assembly

Civic Organizations: board member of New York chapter of the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, member of the Putnam Lake Chapter of AMVETS, honorary member of the United Taxpayers of Yorktown and a member of the Yorktown, Mahopac and Brewster chambers of commerce.

1. What are the three biggest issues facing your district or town?

Jobs, taxes and reforming Albany remain my laser-like focus. Partnering with Governor Cuomo we can fully repeal the MTA payroll tax, repeal the billions of dollars in new taxes that the previous tax and spend majority implemented and cut taxes on small business owners by 20 percent. I’ll partner with labor and the private sector to provide this governor with public-private partnership legislation he needs to create, literally, tens of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State. Working in a bipartisan way I also hope to pass my bill, placing teeth in NY’s ethics law, and ripping pensions from career, crooked politicians.

2. How would you address those issues? If given the opportunity, I will continue my bipartisan partnership with this good Governor. Along with continuing my fight to cut middle class taxes and fully repeal the MTA payroll tax, I will fight to pass public-private partnership legislation allowing New York to create tens of thousands of jobs locally, investing in bridges, roads and other critical infrastructure. I will also continue my fight for a 20 percent tax cut for small businesses to reverse New York’s hostile business climate and I will fight to lower energy taxes on businesses as well.

3. What were your biggest achievements?

Candidates can say anything. This is what I have done: We eliminated the MTA payroll tax for 290,000 businesses; enacted pension reform for $80 billion plus in savings; passed the property tax cap; enacted a $3.3 billion middle class tax cut; saving taxpayers $4.4 billion and bringing the rates to the lowest level in 58 years; delivered more than $277 million in state school aid; a 5% increase over the previous year; and secured more than $1.5 million in specific grants for local schools. Talk is cheap, I have a solid track record, and I look forward to building on that great work.

4. What are the biggest issues facing your district?

Jobs, taxes and reforming Albany remain my laser like focus. Partnering with Governor Cuomo we can fully repeal the MTA payroll tax, repeal the billions of dollars in new taxes that the previous tax and spend majority implemented and cut taxes on small business owners by 20 percent. I’ll partner with labor and the private sector to provide this governor with public private partnership legislation he needs to create, literally, tens of thousands of jobs in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State. Working in a bipartisan way I also hope to pass my bill, placing teeth in New York’s ethics law, and ripping pensions from career, crooked politicians.

5. How would you address those issues?

If given the opportunity, I will continue my bipartisan partnership with this good governor. Along with continuing my fight to cut middle class taxes and fully repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, I will fight to pass Public Private Partnership legislation allowing New York to create tens of thousands of jobs locally, investing in bridges, roads and other critical infrastructure. I will also continue my fight for a 20% tax cut for small businesses to reverse New York’s hostile business climate and I will fight to lower Energy Taxes on businesses as well.

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german59:

I saw him debate Wagner and he came out on top, by the tone of the previous note I guess that doesn't matter.

Truth:

Sen Ball must be getting tight based on the amount of mail he and the Rep committee sends out to me...resorting to calling his opponent wacky too...Why don't you run on your record. Seems to me he is trying to bully his way in this race as he has in others.

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