• Lea Webb for State Senate

ENDORSEMENT: Assemblywoman Anna Kelles and State Senator Rachel May Endorse Lea Webb



Assemblywoman Anna Kelles and

State Senator Rachel May

Endorse Lea Webb for State Senate


State Legislators Say Lea’s Proven Leadership Make Her

The Perfect Candidate To Represent District 53

ITHACA, NEW YORK —Today Assemblywoman Anna Kelles and State Senator Rachel May announced their endorsement of State Senate Democratic Candidate Lea Webb. The State Legislators made their announcement at an event in Ithaca with local leaders and supporters.

Assemblywoman Anna Kelles said, "With almost a decade of experience in government, Lea is a proven leader. She has successfully championed initiatives to expand access to affordable housing and support for small businesses. Lea has fought for equity in education, equal pay legislation, and jobs with fair-pay wages. She has consistently stood up for local labor and been a champion for our environment. Lea governs with dignity, humility, and courage and is a true champion for the people."

State Senator Rachel May said, “Lea is a proven leader, one who has broken barriers, lifted up communities in need, made important advances for the environment, jobs, and small businesses, and always been a friend to labor. I know she will bring powerful energy to the State Senate and be a strong, progressive voice for the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes in our Majority Conference. I can’t wait to have her as a Senate colleague.”

State Senate Candidate Lea Webb said, "I want to thank Senator May and Assemblywoman Kelles for endorsing me and joining our people-powered campaign. I have long-admired their leadership and commitment to prioritizing New Yorkers above all and I look forward to joining in their efforts when I am elected State Senator in November.”

Assemblywoman Kelles and State Senator May join growing list of more than two dozen Tompkins County Leaders, including: former Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, former Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and former Chairs of the Tompkins County Legislature Leslyn Mcbean-Clairborne and Martha Robertson. A full list of endorsements can be found at https://www.leawebb.com/endorsements.

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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