Sunday, October 7, 2018




Political endorsements announced

MID-HUDSON – With just weeks before the general election on November 6, a number of endorsements have been announced.

New York State United Teachers have made the following endorsements:

For US Congress, the union backed Elliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Sean Maloney, and Antonio Delgado.

For State Senate, NYSUT endorsed Andrew Stewart-Cousins, Jamaal Bailey, Shelley Mayer, David Carlucci, James Skoufis, Karen Smythe and Jennifer Metzger.

For State Assembly, NYSUT backed Amy Paulin, James Gary Pretlow, Nader Sayegh, Steven Otis, Thomas Abinanti, David Buchwald, Kevin Byrne, Sandra Galef, Kenneth Zebrowski, Ellen Jaffee, Karl Brabenec, Matthew Rettig, Aileen Gunther, Chad McEvoy, Kevin Cahill, Jonathan Jacobson, and Didi Barrett.

The New York State Union of Police Associations has endorsed James O’Donnell for the House of Representatives.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has endorsed Karen Smythe for State Senate.

Thomas Basile, who is seeking the 39th State Senate District post, has been endorsed by Democratic Monroe Town Councilman Rick Colon, former Democrat Monroe Mayor James Purcell and former Democrat Stony Point Town Supervisor Geoffrey Finn. Basile has also been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

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