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ENDORSEMENT: AFSCME Endorses Lea Webb for NY State Senate


The Endorsement Signals Webb’s Steady Support for Labor and Public Service Workers

This week, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), announced its endorsement of Lea Webb, candidate for New York State Senate in District 52. Lea is a proud union member, who has used her voice and platform to support union workers throughout the state, making this endorsement a testament to her ongoing commitment to Labor.

The AFSCME is New York’s largest public service union with 400,000 members, from affiliates including CSEA, District Council 37, AFSCME Council 66, AFSCME Council 82 and AFSCME Council 35. The union represents workers all across the state, including those who work in public hospitals and nursing homes, and law enforcement.

Brian McDonnell, AFSCME New York’s Political and Legislative Director said, "AFSCME is proud to endorse Lea Webb for State Senate. Her dedication to uplifting the needs and priorities of working people and her belief in the importance of unionized labor are the exact qualities we need in the Legislature. We look forward to joining her in our continuous fight for the rights of working people."

As a proud union member I am honored to receive the support of the AFSCME” said Lea Webb. “Throughout the pandemic, AFSCME’s members worked tirelessly, keeping our state safe and caring for New York’s most vulnerable in public hospitals and nursing homes. I am committed to ensuring that AFSCME’s needs are being met in Albany, in addition to all essential employees who keep New York running.”

About Lea Webb A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, Lea Webb was raised in a blue-collar family and is a proud graduate of public school. Webb is a first-generation graduate of SUNY Broome, where she earned a degree in liberal arts and sciences, and Binghamton University, where she earned a degree in neuroscience. At age 26, she became the first Black woman and youngest person ever to be elected to Binghamton City Council. As a Councilwoman Lea addressed critical issues facing working families, including the redevelopment of blighted properties into affordable housing, providing support for small businesses and championing programs to remove lead from homes. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University

The General Election is on November 8, 2022, with early voting starting on October 29. Voters can learn more about Webb’s campaign at


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13th, 2022

CONTACT: Tess McRae,

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