New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee
From Long Island to New York City, and from the Hudson Valley to the Capital District, RACC represents a broad range of New York’s diverse communities. Learn more about our efforts to make New York the Empire State again.
Melotik is a small business owner and has worked in the insurance, agriculture and financial sectors. He brings that same focus and determination to the Assembly.
New York State Committee
The NYRSC focuses on a range of policy issues including Civil Rights, Domestic and International Security, the Environment, and Public Health. Its efforts have been instrumental in passing legislation protecting people with AIDS and women’s equality.
The committee also plays a role in selecting candidates for state and federal offices. Until 1911 with the passage of the Direct Primary Law, party voters were selected through a convention system which gave the committee a powerful influence over candidates.
The committee was an important part of the “Red Scare” that swept through New York following World War I. The committee investigated and expelled many suspected radicals. This was a period of fear and distrust fueled by economic hardship, rising inflation, labor strife, housing shortages, and nationalistic feelings stirred during the war. The committee’s activities led to raids, investigations and prosecutions of individuals suspected of sympathizing with revolutionary ideas. Unedited gavel-to-gavel coverage of Assembly sessions and other legislative proceedings are now available on local cable systems throughout the state.
New York City Committee
From Long Island to New York City, from the Hudson Valley to the Capital District, and from the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes to Western New York, the Assembly Republican Conference is your voice in Albany. We advocate for policies that protect local jobs, ensure that tax dollars are spent wisely and are committed to making our state a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.
The City Council is the lawmaking body for NYC, with 51 elected members representing the city’s council districts. It monitors the performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions and legislates on a variety of other issues. The City Council’s speaker, Adrienne Adams, sets the agenda and presides over meetings.
The City Campaign Finance Board regulates campaign spending in NYC. View archival gavel-to-gavel video and access meeting summaries, CFB press releases and more. Also, learn about NYC’s unique matching funds program and the rules for independent expenditures. These resources are made available through the NYC government open data initiative.
New York State Assembly
New York’s legislative branch, the New York State Assembly works alongside the governor to create laws and establish a state budget. The Assembly is composed of 150 members representing districts throughout the state.
The Assembly has a long history of corruption and secrecy, with little public involvement or transparency. After the 2018 blue wave, New York Indivisible groups are working hard to change this!
A court challenge forced redistricting commissioners to draw a new map for Assembly district boundaries. Commissioners are holding a series of public hearings across the state to discuss their proposal. They’re aiming to highlight how they worked together to develop the new maps, in an effort to counter the partisan nature of the process that has plagued previous redistricting efforts.
New York State Senate
The New York State Senate is one of the upper houses of the state legislature. The members of the Senate represent the state’s 19 million citizens and are responsible for drafting and approving changes to the state’s laws. The Senate is committed to maximizing the transparency of legislative information for its constituents.
The rules of the Senate establish procedures that senators must follow in order for bills to pass through the chamber. The Senate also serves as the upper house of the state’s judicial branch and can convene in special sessions to conduct impeachments.
The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is 43-20, with Democrats holding a majority. The current Senate leader is Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who replaced Malcolm Smith in the wake of a corruption scandal. The majority of the Senate Democratic Conference is made up of women and minorities. The Senate’s official website streams all its meetings live. The site also contains historical videos of Senate proceedings.