Leslie Danks Burke announced that she has filed her State Senate petitions to be on the November 8 ballot it represent the 58th Senatorial District (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben Yates and part of Tompkins Counties).
LDB has filed petitions to be placed on not only the Democratic Party line, but also the Working Families, and Women’s Equality Party. Democrats across the districts collected more than double the amount of signatures needed.
Her campaign focuses in on jobs, farms, and school. Danks Burke realizes how important Albany is to promote living wage jobs, profitable and efficient farms, and successful schools. She said:
“Voters know that Albany corruption chest our district, sending our high tax dollars out of our region. We need a leader who will stand up to downstate politicians and Albany special interests to finally get the jobs and education investment our region deserves.”
Tom O’Mara, our present Senator and Danks Burke’s opponent, also filed petitions. He had petitions to be on the Republican, Independence, and Reform Parties’ ballots.
The petitions filed by both candidates will be reviewed and the State Board of Elections will review any objections and rule if the candidates have submitted enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot.
In other news the New York State Young Democrats voted to endorse Leslie. They are heavily focused on the race and they see this is an opportunity to bring jobs back upstate which are very important to them. Paolo Cremidis, Rural Caucus Chair of NYSYD, said,
“We’re proud to endorse Leslie Danks Burke for State Senate. Having known her for several years, I know that as State Senator, Leslie will fight to ensure that young people and young entrepreneurs will have a future in the Southern Tier, to stop the brain drain caused by Republican inaction. She’ll fight for jobs for young people so that we don’t have to leave the Southern Tier and stop the breakup of families across our Finger Lakes.” said Paolo Cremidis, Rural Caucus Chair of NYSYD.
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