Pledges to run a different kind of campaign focused on restoring jobs and economic hope to our region
Martin Babinec made history yesterday, filing petitions for a historic Independence Party run; Babinec, a businessman, serial entrepreneur, startup investor and smart jobs advocate filed petitions yesterday as the Independence Party Candidate for the 22nd Congressional District.
“I’m honored to carry the banner of the Independence Party and thank the rank-and-file supporters from throughout the district for their strong support,” said Babinec. “I’m not a politician and, in launching this effort, I pledged to run a campaign dedicated to advancing the ideas of how we restore jobs and economic hope to our region.”
Babinec pledges not to take special-interest PAC dollars and has seeded his campaign with $1 million of his own money.
“We need new leadership with the courage and political freedom to make the tough decisions that will finally end the special interests’ grip on Washington,” Babinec said. “I’m looking forward to rolling out my plans as to how we can transform Upstate by creating smart jobs.”
A native of Little Falls, Babinec founded TriNet, a cloud-based human resource company in 1988. Based in Silicon Valley, the company has grown to more than $2 billion in annual sales and more than 2,500 employees. He still serves on the board of directors of the company, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. He is a proud graduate of Herkimer County Community College and Shippensburg University and began his career as a human resource manager with Navy Exchanges, where he served as a civilian.
In 1999, he returned home to the community he loves, moving his family back to Little Falls where he and his wife, Krista, raised their three children.