Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) made the following statement regarding the President's State of the Union Address:
"It was an honor to represent Central New York at tonight's State of the Union address and to be joined by Army Specialist Ryan Wilcox of Oswego County. I was encouraged by the President's focus on growing the middle class, creating jobs, and growing our economy, as they are my top priorities as Central New York's new representative. The President addressed two key areas that I believe are critical to creating more jobs in Central New York; making the right investments in infrastructure and ensuring our children get the best education we can give them from Pre-K through college or trade school. I look forward to working with the President and leaders from both parties to grow our middle class and create more good paying jobs in our region."