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Press Release: Eleven Broome County Leaders Endorse State Senate Candidate Lea Webb


ELEVEN BROOME COUNTY LEADERS ENDORSE

STATE SENATE CANDIDATE LEA WEBB


County and City elected say Lea is the only candidate with

the right experience for the job!

BROOME COUNTY , NEW YORK —Today Democratic State Senate candidate Lea Webb announced a slate of endorsements from 11 Broome County elected leaders. The list of public servants cited Lea’s years of experience in government and understanding of needs and concerns of the people of the Southern Tier as reasons she is the most qualified candidate to represent Senate District 53.

Endorsements today came from the following:

Mary Kaminsky, Broome County Legislator for the 4th District

Anndrea Starzak, Former Vestal Town Supervisor

Matt Ryan, Former Mayor of City of Binghamton

Aviva Friedman, Binghamton City Councilwoman for the 4th District

Angela Riley, Binghamton City Councilwoman for the 3rd District

Joe Burns, Binghamton City Councilman for the 5th District

Sean Massey, Former Binghamton City Councilman for the 5th District

Korin Kirk, Binghamton City School District member

Ashley Montalvo, Binghamton City School District member

Val Hampton, Former Binghamton City School District member

Monica Silas, Former Johnson City Trustee

Broome County Legislator Mary Kaminsky said, "In my time as a County Legislator, I have known Lea to be a tremendous advocate for the people of Binghamton and Broome County. As a City Councilwoman, she was a paramount force for the community, leading the fight for affordable housing and advocating for health care reform. With Lea's experience as a public servant and as an advocate, I have no doubt she will be a great Senator for Broome County and all of the 53rd Senate District. I proudly and enthusiastically endorse Lea Webb!"

Binghamton City Councilwoman Angela Riley said, "I am proud to announce my endorsement of Lea Webb for the 53rd Senate District. Lea is a leader on which we can depend because she promotes the values and priorities of the Southern Tier. Running and winning a very contentious race for Binghamton City Council, Lea used her talents to push legislation and policy to support the most marginalized while also working to support infrastructure and small businesses in this City. Lea continues this dedication and fervor as she supported my campaign and guides many others across the region and state. I know she will be a tremendous State Legislator."

Former Town of Vestal Supervisor Anndrea Starzak said, "Our region is in need of a representative in Albany who will prioritize everyday people over special interests and I am thrilled to say Lea Webb is the best person to fulfill that need. Her dedication to tackling the tough issues like affordable housing, union rights and climate change, and her passion for grassroots community organizing, make her the best candidate for District 53. I am so proud to endorse my dear friend Lea Webb."


State Senate Candidate Lea Webb said, "Broome County is my home and where I got my start as a community organizer and served as a Binghamton City Councilwoman. I am so proud of what we were able to do during my tenure with the City Council. From walking picket lines with union leaders to advocating for truly affordable housing in the City of Binghamton, I made it a point to always center the community over everything else. It means so much to have such impressive Broome County public servants standing with me in my pursuit to represent the people of the Southern Tier and Central New York. I want to thank all who have endorsed me and I look forward to advancing our needs in the State."

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2022

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