FORMER ASSEMBLYWOMAN BARBARA LIFTON ENDORSES STATE SENATE CANDIDATE LEA WEBB
LEA WILL BE AN ADVOCATE FOR SOUTHERN TIER AND CENTRAL NEW YORKERS
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NEW YORK —Today Democratic State Senate candidate Lea Webb announced the endorsement of former Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton. In her endorsement, Lifton cited Lea’s proven track record as a city elected official and her dedication to prioritizing the needs of Southern Tier and Central New Yorkers.
Former Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton said, "I'm thrilled to endorse Lea Webb to represent us in the NYS Senate. Lea is an extraordinary person in many ways, but what most impresses me is her work ethic, both as an advocate and as an elected official on Binghamton's City Council. In those roles, she has demonstrated what, to me, are the most important attributes of a public servant: caring about and listening to the people she represents, and responding with effective strategies that produce real, tangible results. It's also important to note that she already has proven to be a highly capable public servant, having advocated on the issues New Yorkers care about most, including healthcare, the environment, support for small business, job creation, affordable housing, among others. With an already proven record of effective advocacy and leadership over many years, I know she will represent the people of the 53rd Senate District with distinction. I couldn't feel prouder to offer my enthusiastic endorsement of Lea Webb."
Lea Webb said, "I am so grateful to have the endorsement of Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, whose years of public service and advocacy have been a tremendous inspiration to me. Her work in the Assembly, particularly around education, voting rights and environmental conservation, led to some of the most influential and progressive legislative initiatives in our State. All the while, she continued to prioritize and advocate for the needs of Central New Yorkers. Thank you Barbara for believing in me and this campaign.”
Lifton’s endorsement adds to a growing list of progressive leaders and organizations who have endorsed Lea Webb for State Senate.
The Democratic Primary is on June 28, 2022. Voters can learn more about Webb’s campaign at leawebb.com
About Lea Webb
Lea Webb was the first African American and youngest person 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. She has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city based human rights commission, establishing a city wide climate action plan, and other equity based legislation.
She has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city based human rights commission, establishing a city wide climate action plan, and other equity based legislation.
A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, raised in a blue-collar family and 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 and 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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