George Borrello

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George Borrello

NY State Senator

Senator George Borrello (R,C), an unwavering advocate for rural New Yorkers and champion of agriculture, small business and middle-class tax relief, was re-elected to the New York State Senate in November 2022, retaining the seat he has held since winning a special election in 2019.

A successful businessman and entrepreneur for most of his adult life, Senator Borrello founded his own company, Top-Shelf Marketing, in his early 20s. After growing the business into a nationally recognized supplier to the hospitality industry, he merged it with another company where he spent 20 years in executive management.

Senator Borrello has emerged as one of the leading voices against government overreach, particularly the excessive executive mandates that became commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, he was a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a draconian isolation and quarantine policy that was adopted administratively by the Department of Health. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, finding that the action was unconstitutional and violated due process rights.