State Senator-elect Rich Funke outlines a host of priorities during a ceremonial swearing-in Saturday at the Ontario County Courthouse.
State Senator-elect Rich Funke, who earlier this year defeated incumbent state Sen. Ted O’Brien to represent a portion of Ontario County in Albany, on Saturday was the man of the hour during a ceremonial swearing-in at the Ontario County Courthouse.
Funke, a Republican who officially takes office Jan. 1, outlined a host of issues he wants to address after taking office, including tackling state mandates and pushing for repeal of the SAFE Act, among others.
“I’m not going to Albany to be something,” Funke said Saturday morning. “I’m going to Albany to do something.”
A ceremonial swearing-in also was scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Monroe County.
Funke, who is a retired news anchor at News 10-NBC, takes office Jan. 1, 2015.