Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter today announced that it has endorsed Claudia Tenney’s candidacy for New York’s 22nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Chairman Thomas Murphy said, “Assemblywoman Tenney has dedicated her time in office to being a fierce taxpayer advocate fighting the tax and spend policies that have crippled New York’s economy and made us uncompetitive. She understands the challenges that small businesses face and has shown us that she isn’t afraid to fight for policies like smaller government and lower taxes that will put money back in the hands of New Yorker’s as well as spur real, lasting job creation. We need this kind of fighter in Washington.”

President Brian Sampson said, “Claudia Tenney has proven herself to be a fighter for taxpayers, small business and free enterprise during her time in the New York State Assembly. Her calls for transparency and fairness in government are ones that we agree wholeheartedly with. As the first person to call for Sheldon Silver’s resignation, we can count on her to stand up to corruption and make decisions based on what is in the best interest of her constituents.”

ABC’s Empire State Chapter is the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry in New York. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, ABC exists to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Assemblywoman Tenney won the Republican Party Primary and is facing Kim Meyers in the November 8th General Election. The 22nd Congressional District encompasses all or part of 8 Counties throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier, including Oneida, Broome, Madison, Herkimer, Chenango, Cortland, Oswego and Tioga.