Albany, NY (WIBX) - State Senator James Seward has received top marks from a pair of leading business groups.

Seward's score of 94 was the top score issued by Unshackle Upstate, while the Business Council of New York State gave the senator a score of 90.

That was the top mark for state senators.

The scores are based on each legislators voting record on key business issues.

Seward says fostering private sector job growth, especially through the expansion of small businesses. has been and will remain one of his top priorities.