About Steve

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Patriot Trip IX - Korean War Memorial

Assemblyman Steve Hawley was elected to serve the 139th Assembly District in a Special Election on February 28, 2006. For over 10 years, Steve has fought tirelessly against downstate special interests in defense of our Western New York Way of Life.

A Batavia native, Steve graduated from Batavia High School and earned a Bachelor of Education with a Business major from the University of Toledo. He served seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard and the U. S. Army Reserves, earning the rank of First Lieutenant.

In contrast to many of the career politicians that populate the New York State Assembly, Steve brings a unique perspective to the debate in Albany – that of a small business owner. As former owner and operator of Hawley Farms, and owner of Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., LLC, a property/casualty insurance agency, for over 35 years, Steve knows what it takes to create good paying jobs and operate a successful small business.

Steve also knows how difficult it is to run a successful business in New York State. For decades career politicians have continually introduced anti-job and anti-business legislation resulting in higher taxes, more intrusive government regulation, and out of control government spending. These policies have hindered the economy in New York State forcing future generations out of state in search of opportunity.

Steve knows that the key to New York’s economic revival is to let the free market do its job. In order to save New York State, we must return to the principles of capitalism upon which our nation was founded.

Committed to his community, Hawley comes to Albany with a long history of public and charitable service. He served on the Genesee County Legislature, the Board of Directors of the Genesee Community College Foundation, Genesee Center for Independent Living, Genesee County Planning Board and Genesee Valley BOCES Board of Education. Hawley also served on the Board of Directors of the Genesee Area YMCA, United Way, as President of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County and President of the Genesee County Farm Bureau. He is a member of the Batavia Rotary Club, American Legion Glenn J. Loomis Post 332 and a life member of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department. He also is a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia.

He authors legislation that would assist the agricultural industry including exempting owners of farms and multiple dwellings from the Scaffold Law, establishing the Agricultural Assistance Program and extending the eligibility of the agricultural property tax credit. He has legislation that would enact a 90 day residency requirement for recipients of public assistance and a bill to repeal the Utility Tax 18(a).

Assemblyman Hawley is committed to veterans and their families. He has served 9 out of his 11 years as a member of the Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee and has sponsored meaningful legislation that will aid veterans and current service personnel. His commitment is further evidenced by the various local veterans’ events he attends and hosting his annual Patriot Trip to Washington D.C.

Assemblyman Hawley serves as Assistant Minority Leader of the Republican Conference.  He currently serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Rules Committee, Veterans' Affairs Committee, and serves on the Agriculture and Insurance Committees.  Steve maintains a District Office in Albion, NY, regularly scheduled office hours in Genesee and Monroe Counties and also holds Town Hall Meetings throughout the 139th District.

Assemblyman Hawley resides in the Town of Batavia. He is the proud parent of two sons, Brooks and Cooper. Hawley is the son of the late Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley and the late Ellen Hawley.

 

 

 

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commented 2013-12-21 22:04:51 -0500 · Flag
I feel for your friend Jack, I also have a friend who is a Retired school teacher who lost her home also, due to a town gone wild, after contacting the congressman he was not interested, said it was a local matter. I get it to a degree but I feel for her, wish someone could help this woman, the local community obviously isnt going to help, they are part of the problem, this town went one step further and knocked her house down to ensure she could not return, i do not know all the details but check out the minutes for 2013 meetings of Town of Riga NY….SAD DAY IN AMERICAN
commented 2013-12-21 18:26:44 -0500 · Flag
Thank you
commented 2013-08-18 11:10:39 -0400 · Flag
Hi All,
Talk about a cause, wanted to bring this to anyones attention that was interested in listen. I have a friend who lost her home, pets, and everything else due to a government gone wild. This story will shock you, she is now living from place to place as she is received threats not to return. She needs someones help….Please, This is whats wrong with our govenerment and needs to be stoped, if you have a few moments I would appreciat you getting ahold of her please…This cause would truly make you a hero, Thank you…
commented 2013-06-12 22:02:02 -0400 · Flag
Just checking to be sure I have the right Hawley family! So great what you are doing Steve – and you make your Dad proud. My Dad; Roy Herrmann – missed Steve Sr. at the Cornell Reunion last and I was hoping to hook up through face book for my folks to see how you and the Hawley family are all doing. I miss the friendship we all had and my summers with Charlotte and the Hawley family. Born in Batavia, I like to visit every now and then. Very cool to see you working for the people, we need all the help we can get in NY!
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