This week The Business Council became the latest in a string of non-partisan groups focused on creating jobs and protecting taxpayers in the Hudson Valley to give state Sen. Terry Gipson a low grade on his economic policies. On their 2014 Legislative Scorecard The Business Council scored Gipson at only a 75 percent, citing his failure to support key legislation the group felt would boost New York’s economy. This follows Gipson’s already low scores from Unshackle Upstate (67 percent) and NFIB (64 percent).

“Communities like Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Cold Spring, Rhinebeck and more are made up of hard-working families who need and deserve a senator committed to creating jobs and building our economy,” said Serino. “As the owner-operator of a local real estate agency, I’ve seen firsthand how the lack of jobs has forced people of all ages to leave New York for states with a more business-friendly environment. Our constantly increasing tax burden weighs down businesses of all sizes and as senator I will be committed to building a pro-jobs economy. We need to be enacting legislation that gets New Yorkers back to work and puts our communities on the right track.”

A complete copy of Gipson’s scorecard from The Business Council can be found at

Because of her pro-jobs policies, Serino has already received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).