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Grisanti receives endorsement of 1199 SEIU

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:00 pm

New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, has received the endorsement of a leading state health care union, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

"I'm pleased to have the support of 1199 SEIU and the thousands of health care workers they represent," Grisanti said. "Whether it be in our hospitals, our nursing homes, in our homes, or at our clinics, members of 1199 SEIU work hard every day for the people of Western New York, providing comfort to many in their time of need. To have the backing of such fine people who do so much for our community is truly humbling."

Representing 275,000 health care workers across New York, 1199's mission includes improving and expanding quality patient care as well as protecting and improving the lives of its members. 1199 SEIU members care for the sick, infirm and elderly.

"We're endorsing Senator Mark Grisanti in his re-election bid because, in his first two years in office, Senator Grisanti has fought vigorously to ensure that the people of Western New York receive the level of medical care that they need and deserve" said 1199 SEIU Executive Vice President George Kennedy. "1199 SEIU is pleased to support Mark Grisanti for New York State Senate."

Grisanti is running for re-election in the 60th District. The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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