Campaign Endorsements are a funny thing. To some, they are a guiding light toward choices that should make on election day. To others, they are an indicator of how a campaign is being funded and what special interests a candidate may support.
I have a different take on endorsements. To me, as a candidate, it’s my responsibility to reach out to every group, every organization and every individual interested in learning more about me and my perspective on serving as a NYS Assemblywoman. I am not overly concerned whether our viewpoints perfectly dove tail, or if our political agendas completely connect the dots. Rather I am interested in hearing other view points, learning new life lessons and understanding the many challenges that face the 147th district outside of that which I already have experienced and know.
That is why I am always pleased to receive endorsements, whether they come with campaign funds or not, as I believe they help to form the foundation of what will become a solid constituent service base when I am elected.
So as I approach the two week mark to my Independence Primary, I want to thank the following groups and organizations for their endorsements:
Democratic Party of both Erie and Wyoming Counties
Working Families Party
Southtowns Democratic Committee
WNY Democrats For Progress
The Women’s TAP Fund
UAW Region 9
I also greatly appreciate the continued public support of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. I look forward to acknowledging further endorsements as I win the upcoming September 13 primary and continue through my election in November.