Rob Ortt: A Battle-Tested Patriot
Rob is a decorated veteran who served eight years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant and receiving the Bronze Star for his service during Operation Enduring Freedom.
As a State Senate, Rob has been an outspoken voice for veterans and a staunch advocate for issues impacting our servicemembers upon returning home from combat. As the ranking member on the New York State Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, Rob used his experience as a soldier to ensure New York State servicemembers and veterans are never forgotten by Albany Bureaucrats.
Successfully established and expanded New York’s Joseph P. Dwyer Program across Western New York.
Pressured Gov. Cuomo to enact legislation granting free public tuition for gold stars after Democrats blocked the Assembly.
Sponsor of an annual Warriors’ Flight to Washington, D.C., bringing veterans from across Western New York to D.C. to visit the various war memorials built in their honor.