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ENDORSEMENT: Local Building Trades Council Endorses Lea Webb for NY State Senate




Lea Webb will best represent the interests of the Building and Construction Trades Council workers in the Southern Tier and Central New York

Today, the Binghamton - Oneonta and Tompkins-Cortland Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Lea Webb, Democratic candidate for New York State Senate in District 52.The Building Trades Councils promote sixteen unionized construction industry trades within Tompkins, Cortland, Broome, Tioga, Delaware, Chenango and Otsego Counties.

Lea Webb said, “As a proud union member, I am honored to receive the support of the Building Trades Council. Unions are the cornerstone of New York’s economy and as your State Senator I will advance legislation to support the creation of good-paying, union represented construction jobs throughout the economy of the Southern Tier and Central NY. I am committed to working hand in hand with the Building Trades Council to develop and maintain high quality jobs that will bring prosperity and economic opportunity to the working families in our region.”

"Binghamton-Oneonta Building and Construction Trades Council is pleased to announce their full endorsement for the Democratic candidate for the office of the 52nd District for New York State Senate, Lea Webb." said Rob Aikens, President of Binghamton-Oneonta Building and Construction Trades Council. "Lea has pledged that she will be an advocate for labor, the community, and for all working persons in general. She has pledged to support skilled local labor on construction projects in the city thereby circulating tax dollars being spent on these projects back into the community. Lea is a dedicated, caring, and hardworking individual, one who will stand up for, and behind her beliefs for what is right for the people of the 52nd District and has earned our support for election on November 8th."

Lea is a UUP/NYSUT union member with a track record of supporting union workers. She has supported union strikes and voted for project labor agreements on city projects.

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8th, 2022

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