Press Release: Lea Webb Hails New Senate District Lines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2022
LEA WEBB HAILS NEW SENATE DISTRICT LINES
“A Voice for Southern Tier and CNY Democrats”
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK —Today, Democratic State Senate candidate Lea Webb commented on the release of the new proposed Senate District lines for the Southern Tier and Central New York regions. Redistricting legislation released late last night creates a new 53rd Senate District which includes Tioga County and Tompkins County, and substantial portions of Broome and Cortland Counties.
“Uniting the western parts of Broome and Cortland Counties with Tompkins and Tioga counties will give our region the voice we need in the State Senate. We need someone who’ll represent our communities’ unique challenges - housing, healthcare, and the environment - as well as our opportunities including the economic powerhouse of our higher educational institutions,” said Webb.
In addition to Tompkins and Tioga Counties, the new district includes Barker, Binghamton city & town, Chenango, Conklin, Dickinson, Kirkwood, Lisle, Maine, Nanticoke, Triangle, Union, and Vestal within Broome County and Cincinnatus, Cuyler, Freetown, Harford, Lapeer, Marathon, Solon, Taylor, Truxton, Virgil, Willet within Cortland County.
Webb, the first African American and youngest person ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, announced her campaign in December and has received a wave of endorsements from the community and elected leaders across the counties contained in the new district, as well as from Citizen Action and Progressive Women of New York.
The proposed lines must be approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Hochul.
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.
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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