SCHMITT STATEMENT ON MILESTONE STATE SUPREME COURT DECISION
Washingtonville, NY — (03/12/20) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt(R,C,I-New Windsor) is the lead legislative plaintiff on the Conservative Party of New York’s lawsuit against the NYS campaign finance commission and its findings.
The commission was created to circumvent the state legislatures constitutional authority by creating and changing laws outside of the legislative process by un-elected and unaccountable political appointees.
The commission created a taxpayer funded campaign framework and changed election law to eliminate minor parties.
Today the State Supreme Court ruled on one of the cases challenging the commission.
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Today the State Supreme Court invalidated the unconstitutional campaign finance commission and its findings. Working with the Conservative Party I took the fight against the commission to the courts. We have successfully blocked taxpayer funded campaigns and preserved the right for all New Yorkers to register as members of and vote for candidates on minor parties lines most closely aligned with their beliefs. This ruling also shows commissions cannot be created to circumvent the legislature and constitutional legislative process. This ruling not only saves over $200 million in taxpayer money from being spent on political campaigns but preserves every citizens political organizing rights.”