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ENDORSEMENT: CSEA Endorses Lea Webb for NY State Senate



The Endorsement Verifies Webb as a Pro-Labor Candidate

Today, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), a New York union that represents employees in the state and local government, announced its endorsement of Lea Webb, candidate for New York State Senate in District 52. As an outspoken union member, this endorsement stands as a testament to Lea’s ongoing commitment to protecting the rights of union workers throughout the state.

CSEA Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf said, “CSEA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Lea Webb, a fellow union member and longtime labor advocate, because we know she is willing to fight for our members’ best interests.”

CSEA is one of New York’s largest and most influential worker unions, and is also the largest affiliate union of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

“As a proud union member I am honored to receive CSEA’s support” said Lea Webb. “New York is a union state and I want to keep it that way by prioritizing legislation that seeks to create fair wages, benefits and security for working families who keep our state running. I look forward to fighting alongside CSEA in Albany to ensure that its needs, and the needs of all New York’s union members, are being met."

Lea is a UUP/NYSUT union member who has a history of standing up for union workers. She has supported union strikes and stood on the picket line with CWA to call for better health care benefits, and voted for project labor agreements on city projects.

The Democratic Primary for State Senate is on August 23, 2022, with early voting starting on August 13. Voters can learn more about Webb’s campaign at

About Lea Webb

Lea Webb was the first African American ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, and she is an award-winning activist who has been recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project.

A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, 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. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University, where she develops diversity and inclusion training and programs for faculty, staff, and students to advance its goals of fostering diversity and respect. She is a national trainer with Vote Run Lead, training thousands of women across the country on how to run for elected office. She is a Co-Chair/Co-Founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention and a Founding Board Member of Local Progress. Lea was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions to her community.



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