GOPAC Endorses Fred Akshar in New York State Senate Special Election


Arlington, Va – GOPAC today announced its endorsement of Fred Akshar in the special election for New York State Senate’s 52nd District. Through the GOPAC Election Fund, Akshar’s campaign committee will receive the maximum allowable contribution of $11,000.

“Fred Akshar has proven to be a true leader in his community, and GOPAC is proud to support him for New York Senate,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “Fred’s priorities will continue to focus on battling drug addiction and making our communities safer, as well as strengthening the Southern Tier economy, fighting for our fair share of economic development and education aid from Albany, and helping small businesses and manufacturers succeed and create jobs.”

“Fred’s exemplary service, dedication to his community, and hard work will make him an outstanding Senator. His victory will ensure balance in state government and responsible leadership.  Senate Republicans are focused on what New Yorkers need — jobs, economic growth, tax relief and outstanding schools for our children. We are working together to give everyone the opportunity to succeed,” said Senator Catharine Young, Senate Republican Campaign Committee Chair and GOPAC Legislative Leaders Advisory Board Member.

The New York Senate Republican majority conference consists of 32 members, plus the open seat being sought by Fred Akshar. There are 25 Democratic Senators and five Independent members.

Fred Akshar is currently the Broome County Undersheriff.  From his biography: “His law enforcement experience touched on every level of the Sheriff’s Office operations, and provided Fred an intimate knowledge of people, communities and concerns across the entire region.  A graduate of the FBI Academy and Broome Community College, Fred rose rapidly through the Sheriff’s Office ranks, gaining experience and increased responsibility, from conducting dangerous undercover work to supervising every major criminal investigation as Captain of the Law Enforcement Division, to Undersheriff—second-in-command—where he was responsible for 250 deputies, detectives and other personnel, managing a $33.9 million budget and maintaining the Office’s high professional standards. Fred is a powerful champion for crime victims and for protecting young people from the scourge of dangerous drugs, like heroin.”