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New York State AFL-CIO announces endorsements in Senate and Assembly elections

by jmaloni
Tue, Aug 21st 2012 09:35 am

(readMedia) On Monday, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced endorsements of candidates running for State Senate and Assembly. The endorsements took place at the State Federation's 32nd Constitutional Convention.

Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, said, "The endorsement of the New York State AFL-CIO is not just a piece of paper. We will coordinate grassroots campaigns and get out the vote efforts throughout the state to ensure that our members understand the critical issues in these elections and just how important it is that they get to the polls and support our endorsed candidates."

Members will be contacted on the job and at home through member mailings, worksite flyers, phone bank operations and a "labor-to-neighbor" program, where union members visit other members in the area to discuss a particular race.

The following candidates were endorsed:

New York State Assembly

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Candidate


Steven Englebright (D-I-WF)
Alfred Graf (R-I)
Philip Ramos (D-I-WF)
Joseph Saladino (R-C-I)
Joseph Dujmic (D-WF)
Andrew Raia (R-C)
Charles D. Lavine (D)
David McDonough (R)
Michelle Schimel (D-I-WF)
Michaelle Solages (D)
Michelle Titus (D-WF)
Vivian Cook (D)
Michael DenDekker (D-WF)
Jeffrion L. Aubry (D-WF)
Catherine T. Nolan (D-WF)
Michael Miller (D-WF)
Francisco Moya (D-WF)
Helene E. Weinstein (D-I-WF))
Rhoda S. Jacobs (D-WF)
Karim Camara (D-WF)
James F. Brennan (D-L-WF)
Steven Cymbrowitz (D-WF)
William Colton (D-WF)
Peter J. Abbate, Jr. (D-I-WF)
Joseph R. Lentol (D)
Felix W. Ortiz (D)
Joan Millman (D-WF)
Rafael Espinal, Jr. (D-C)
Annette Robinson (D)
Alan Maisel (D)
Inez Barron (D-WF)
Matthew Titone (D-WF)
Michael Cusick (D-C-I)
Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I)
Sheldon Silver (D-WF)
Deborah J. Glick (D)
Linda Rosenthal (D-WF)
Keith L. Wright (D-WF)
Herman D. Farrell, Jr. (D)
Brian Kavanagh (D-WF)
Richard Gottfried (D-WF)
Micah Kellner (D-WF)
Vanessa Gibson (D-WF)
Jose Rivera (D)
Eric Stevenson (R-D-WF)
Naomi Rivera (D-WF)
Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-WF)
Michael Benedetto (D-WF)
Carl Heastie (D-WF)
Marcos Crespo (D-WF)
Nelson Castro (D-WF)
Luis Sepulveda (D-WF)
Gary Pretlow (D-I-WF)
Shelley Mayer (D-I-WF)
Steve Otis (D-I)
Thomas Abinanti (D-I-WF)
David Buchwald (D-I-WF)
Andrew Falk (D-WF)
Ellen Jaffee (D-I-WF)
Annie Rabbitt (R-C-I)
James Skoufis (D-I-WF)
Aileen Gunther (D-C-I-WF)
Kevin Cahill (D-I-WF)
Frank Skartados (D-I-WF)
Didi Barrett (D-I-WF)
Angelo Santabarbara (D-C-I-WF)
Carrie Woerner (D-WF)
Addie Russell (D-WF)
William Magee (D-I)
Donna Lupardo (D-WF)
Barbara Lifton (D-WF)
Albert Stirpe, Jr. (D)
Samuel Roberts (D-I)
Mark Johns (R-C-I)
Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D)
Sean Ryan (D-WF) **

New York State Senate

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Candidate

Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I)
Kemp Hannon (R-C-I)
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. (R-C-I)
Dean G. Skelos (R)
Tony Avella (D-C-I-WF)
Michael Gianaris (D-WF)
Jose Peralta (D-WF)
Joseph Addabbo (D-WF)
Toby Ann Stavisky (D-I-WF)
Martin Malave Dilan (D)
John Sampson (D-WF)
Eric L. Adams (D-WF)
Kevin S. Parker (D-WF)
Andrew Gounardes (D-WF)
Diane M. Savino (D-WF-I)
Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I)
Velmanette Montgomery (D-WF)
Daniel Squadron (D-WF)
Brad Hoylman (D-WF)
Liz Krueger (D-WF)
Jose Serrano (D-WF)
Bill Perkins (D-WF)
Adriano Espaillat (D)
Ruben Diaz, Sr. (R-D-C)
Gustavo Rivera (D-WF)
Jeffrey Klein (D-R-I-WF)
Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-I-WF)
Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D)
George Latimer (D-WF)
Neil Breslin (D-I-WF) **
James Seward (R-C-I)
Thomas Libous (R-C-I)
Michael Nozzolio (R-C-I)
Ted O'Brien (D-WF)
Joseph Robach (R-C-I)
George D. Maziarz (R-C-I)
Tim Kennedy (D-I-WF)

** New York State AFL-CIO endorsed prior to Convention.

The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families. Our State Federation, which is the largest and most diverse in the country, is committed to helping working families achieve a better life.

For more information on the Labor Movement in New York, visit www.nysaflcio.org.

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