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Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt Announces Re-Election Campaign

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

ALBANY, NY - New York Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt today announced his intention to run for re-election this year, as he filed more than 7,000 signatures this week with the state Board of Elections.

“I am proud to announce the kickoff of my re-election campaign by filing more than 7,000 petition Republican and Conservative signatures. I am deeply humbled and grateful for the overwhelming amount of support I have been given by the residents of the 62nd Senate District, and the hundreds of volunteers across my district who carried my petition. Next to leading men in combat, serving the residents of the 62nd Senate District has been the honor of a lifetime. I look forward to earning the opportunity to continue to serve my community this November,” said Leader Rob Ortt.

Under Senator Ortt’s leadership, Senate Republicans will continue the fight to:

  • Restore Public Safety by repealing cashless bail and rejecting the soft-on-crime policies of Albany one party rule;

  • Cut Taxes and Lower the Cost of Living for the middle class, small businesses, farmers, and all New Yorkers; and

  • End the Exodus by creating good-paying jobs for the people of New York.

Robert G. Ortt was sworn into office as a New York State Senator for the 62nd District in January of 2015. In June of 2020, Rob was elected Senate Minority Leader by his colleagues in the Republican Conference.

Rob enlisted in N.Y. Army National Guard in October 2001 in direct response to the attacks on September 11th. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he served from March 2008 until December of the same year. His mission was to serve as a combat mentor/advisor to the Afghan National Police in Kandahar City, the second-largest city in Afghanistan. As the Executive Officer /Unit Movement Officer for an infantry company, he was responsible for ensuring that all the logistical needs of the company were met to facilitate operational readiness, coordinate and run all company meetings, and act as the commander in his absence. He successfully moved $10 million worth of equipment to Afghanistan and back to the United States.

He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge in recognition of his service.

Rob lives in North Tonawanda with his wife, Meghan. To learn more about him, visit



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