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The Working Families Party’s Fuzzy Future

October 13, 2020

““The new, higher standard is a big test for the Working Families Party; especially ironic at a time when the WFP is fielding more candidates, forcing primaries, and winning more races,” political analyst Jack O’Donnell of O’Donnell & Associates told Spectrum News. More

Trump Taking a Special Interest in NY-27

June 16, 2020

“That’s their line of attack, that he’s not a true conservative,” O’Donnell said. “So we’ll see if voters buy that or if they believe Chris Jacobs and they believe Donald Trump and the host of officials that you mentioned, but I don’t think it goes away until the votes are counted.” More

Cuomo Hopes $18M bridge, Lagoon will Turn LaSalle Park into Next Canalside

October 20, 2019

“Rediscovery and redevelopment of Buffalo’s waterfront have been key to Buffalo’s turnaround, and the new bridge will give the West Side better access to Lake Erie, helping spread the renaissance to other parts of Buffalo.”  More

Jack O’Donnell named in 2019 Political Consultants Power 50

July 28, 2019

Jack O’Donnell is one of Western New York’s go-to consultants – just ask Letitia James. The founder of his own consulting firm has had the ear of Hillary Clinton and worked for Charles Schumer and Thomas DiNapoli.  More

$20M of “play” money

July 12, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces $20M to Support Expansion of Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. The funding, provided through a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, will help to attract new and returning visitors to one of the Finger Lakes’ top tourist attractions.  More

Alstom Transport in Hornell Awarded $30 Million in Empire State Development Funds

November 30, 2016

Jack O’Donnell is one of Western New The expansion will retain more than 1,000 existing positions in Hornell and at Alstom’s operations in West Henrietta. More

Breaking Down the First Presidential Debate

September 27, 2016

Jack O’Donnell joins a panel to discuss the first Presidential debate with Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. 

The Political Fallout of the Orlando Shooting

June  13, 2016

Jack O’Donnell joins a panel to discuss the Orlando shooting. 

$50 MILLION MODERNIZATION PROJECT FOR THE U.S. PLAZA AT THE LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE

January 19, 2016

Schumer said that this expansion will not only cut down on the egregious wait times that make it difficult for visitors to cross the border, but the expansion will also create over 1,200 local jobs.  More

Former Water Authority Insider Speaks About Politics

February 14, 2014

Jack O’Donnell, a former Erie County Water Authority Commissioner, discusses his efforts to bring reform and why they were needed. More

Letter: O’Donnell has earned Water Authority post

February 20, 2013

Jack, “has addressed the ‘too many chiefs’ issue by streamlining management positions and restructuring management duties. Under his watch, we have expanded our service area and continue to do so. Employee morale has improved, and labor and management relationships continue to grow.” More