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Mitrano endorsed by Schumer, all NY 23rd county Democratic committees

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Chronicle Express

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has endorsed Tracy Mitrano’s bid to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. 

“I am proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano,” the senator said. “Tracy is a strong, honest, and hard-working person who gets things done. And from expanding access to affordable health care to tackling the opioid crisis to delivering for our family farmers, I know Tracy Mitrano will leave politics at the door to make sure New Yorkers get the fair shot they deserve.”

“I am deeply humbled to receive this endorsement from Senator Schumer,” said Mitrano. “His commitment to New York and willingness to work with both sides are an inspiration to us all. I am grateful for his support and trust in me, and I am determined to continue to work hard to be able to represent the Finger Lakes, Western, and Southern New York values in Washington.”

The Tioga County Democratic Committee also recently endorsed Mitrano’s campaign, becoming the 11th and final Democratic committee in the district to formally support her bid to represent the 23rd congressional district.

“We’re happy to be a part of an effort across the district where all county committees have endorsed her,” said TCDC chair Max Della Pia. “Tracy’s focus will not be monied special interests, but the people of Tioga County, which will be a refreshing change.”

“I’m delighted to bring Tioga into the fold with the other counties in the district that fully endorse of our campaign,” says Mitrano. “With the support of all the Democratic county committees and many other endorsements, we are driving with momentum to defeat Tom Reed in November.”

Candidates typically meet in person with party committees, but New York state shut down face-to-face meetings on March 14. At the time, Mitrano had seven committee endorsements in hand with four to go. She’s had to meet the challenges COVID-19 poses to campaigning in general, when there are no parades or other events where politicians can meet and greet voters.

“I meet with donors, volunteers and other supporters, as well as those four Democratic committees, through the use of video conferencing technology,” said Mitrano. “It’s not the same as meeting people in person, which is what I really enjoy. But having to rely on the Internet makes it obvious that this district needs broadband access!”