The Erie County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray in the 27th Congressional District, and also gave unanimous approval to incumbent State Senator Tim Kennedy in the 63rd Senate district and Erie County Court candidate Suzanne Maxwell-Barnes.

 “Supervisor McMurray has broad support across the 27th Congressional District, from my fellow chairs to the activists who joined our Turn27Blue coalition, because he’s demonstrated an outstanding ability to get things done and act as a strong, independent leader,” Democratic Party Chair Jeremy J. Zellner said.

McMurray was endorsed district-wide on February 16, and since then the Livingston, Wyoming, and Niagara county Democratic committees have also voted to endorse him.

Zellner said he was proud of the party’s 2018 slate.

“Senator Kennedy has been one of Western New York’s true champions in Albany, someone who consistently delivers for us,” Zellner continued.

“And as a single mother of two and with three decades of experience practicing law, Suzanne is an excellent choice for Erie County Court.

“Once again, we are fielding outstanding candidates, all of whom have proven their commitment to serving this great community,” Zellner said.

“I am grateful to my hometown committee for its confidence in me as we work to defeat Chris Collins and put the people, not wealthy donors, first,” McMurray said. “I know that together we can restore integrity and accountability to the 27th.”

“It has been my honor to represent Buffalo in the State Senate, where I have worked hard to bring new jobs and opportunities to this city and all of Western New York,” Kennedy said. “I thank the committee and look forward to continuing the fight in Albany.”

“I have the background and understanding of the legal system that a County Court judge must have,” Maxwell-Barnes said. “It will be my privilege to serve the cause of justice in this new role.”