UTICA, N.Y. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Richard Hanna for the 22nd Congressional District of New York. It joins the local Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce in its support of Richard Hanna.
Hanna, a 30-year business owner in upstate New York who employed more than 450 people, has worked to rebuild upstate New York’s economy and has been focused on putting people back to work.
“Richard Hanna knows that free enterprise, not more government, will lead the American recovery,” said Rob Engstrom, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and national political director. “Richard’s experience in the private sector and proven record advancing policies that will remove barriers to growth and create jobs is the type of leadership we need in Upstate New York and in Washington. On behalf of the U.S. Chamber’s 300,000 members nationwide, we’re proud to stand with Richard Hanna in his re-election campaign.”
The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce also endorsed Hanna in the 22nd Congressional District race. The chamber, based in Utica, N.Y., invites candidates to participate in a 30 minute screening session with members of its Government Affairs Council, the Chamber’s board of directors and all chamber members.
Hanna also received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious “Spirit of Enterprise Award,” which is given annually to members of Congress based on rankings of key votes. Hanna scored the highest in New York state – 100 percent – on key votes outlined in the Chamber’s yearly publication, “How They Voted.”
“I am honored to be endorsed by the U.S. Chamber because supporting small businesses has been the hallmark of my life,” Hanna said. “Our local Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce endorsed our campaign, too, and it is an honor to have the business community supportive of our work at the federal level.”