Tracy is a native Western New Yorker who has the leadership experience, policy expertise, charisma and fire to go toe-to-toe against Tom Reed. Tracy is a mother, educator, and cybersecurity policy expert who is focused on putting people first again by bringing economic opportunity to NY-23.
Mission: Family farmers and their businesses play a major economic role in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Farmers bring homegrown work, innovation, and ethics―and a remarkable sense of community―to regional economies across our state and the nation. There are more fruit, vegetable, dairy, and wine and grape producers in NY-23 than in any other district, and the annual value of the products those farm families send to market is over $1 billion.
Mission: Bring jobs back to the district through tax cuts for the middle-class, not the wealthiest one percent. Ensure a fair minimum wage. Update our outdated labor laws to match the 21st Century workforce, including taking health care off the backs of employers, especially small business, better social planning for child care for working parents, and improving wages to rebalance what is now out of whack employee/CEO ratio.
Mission: Our children and seniors are particularly dependent on health care programs like the ACA, CHIP, and Medicare, and Tom Reed has voted repeatedly to strip away their coverage. Access to health care should be a right, not a privilege for the wealthy. Those with pre-existing conditions should not be penalized. The U.S. is the only western developed nation in which a hard-working family can go bankrupt from a hospital stay. Affordable health care is a gateway to economic opportunity and upward mobility. I support universal health care through a single-payer system.
Mission: Our schools are the heart and soul of our district. All children, regardless of their location, have a right to a quality K-12 education. We must invest in our K-12 public schools. We have excellent post-secondary schools in our district and the ability to attend them should not just be a pipe dream for constituents. We should create vocational, trade, and certificate programs between our excellent schools and the people who neither want nor can afford a four-year degree.
Mission: We must ensure our national security agencies and diplomatic corps are equipped to meet 21st century challenges, including cybersecurity and terrorism. The U.S. must maintain its strong bilateral and multilateral alliances, including through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The threats to our national security are complex and we cannot go it alone. Congress must act now to defend against the threat of hacking into our democratic institutions from state and non-state actors.
Mission: This country was built by immigrants and continues to benefit from the skills and expertise immigrants bring to the U.S. I support immigration reform that provides undocumented people living in the district in good legal standing with a path towards citizenship. Farmers and wineries in this District depend on immigrant workers.
Mission: Our campaign is committed to putting people first and to bringing 21st-century economic opportunity to the 23rd District. We are dedicated to the interests of working people and families, and of labor unions. Our comprehensive approach includes health care, education, and immigration and labor reform, together with infrastructure improvements and appropriate conservation of our natural resources. Reform in only one or two of these areas would help working- and middle-class people, but only comprehensive reform―of all these areas woven together―will make it possible to achieve both the kind and quality of economic development that will bring a new generation of investment and jobs to the 23rd District.
Mission: We are privileged to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country and we have a responsibility to keep our water, air, and land safe and clean. We must also protect our district and country from the effects of climate change. I strongly oppose fracking; fracking would destroy our beautiful district and poison our lands. I support the current NY State moratorium on hydraulic-fracturing and federal funding for climate change research, as well as policy based on the scientific method.
Mission: Provide adequate funding for veterans, including health care, mental health support, and programs to help veterans shift to civilian employment after serving. We need people in Congress who understand what it means to deploy men and women overseas and who will ensure the government provides the highest form of care and support upon our soldiers’ return. We can give our military the latest technology in war, but if we don’t take care of our soldiers when they return home, we are not doing our jobs.
Mission: I support net neutrality. Companies should not have the right to limit access to the Internet to only those who can afford it. Doing so will harm our schools and universities and most affect low-income families, students, and people with disabilities. It is time for Congress to pass legislation that protects this critical principal of communications, commerce and content sharing on the internet.
Mission: Every American is equal, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or background. We must combat the systemic racism and prejudice that blocks many from accessing opportunities equally. I will fiercely fight discrimination in all its forms. I will fight to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include prohibiting discrimination against the LGBTQ community. We must also protect and expand people with disabilities’ access to education, employment, transportation, health care, and their communities.
Mission: We must commit to ensuring equal pay for equal work and creating an economy where opportunity is fairly distributed to all. Since the Equal Pay Act of 1963, equal pay for equal work without gender discrimination has been the law of the land. But achieving this goal as a reality is still in our future. In the more than 50 years that have passed, the wage gap has shrunk, but not disappeared: women used to earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by men, and now they earn 80 cents on the dollar nationwide. This wage gap is even higher for women of color. New York State is a leader in reducing the wage gap: the women of New York earn 89.1 cents for every dollar earned by men. However, 14.8% of women in New York State still live in poverty.
I am honored to be recognized by Moms Demand Action as a Gun Sense Candidate.
Mission: I come from a family of hunters and I will protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners. At the same time, gun violence is an epidemic in this country and we cannot ignore the ongoing mass shootings in our schools and communities. Research has shown that the number one reason for mass murders in our country is the easy availability of large numbers of guns. There are practical and common sense actions that can and must be taken to ensure those seeking to commit violent acts do not have easy access to guns.
News & Events
Here is Tracy Mitrano’s statement: “Max Della Pia called me this afternoon to concede the NY-23 Democratic Primary. I thanked Max for stepping up to run and mobilizing a strong base of supporters. I would also like to thank all…
Calling all Tracy Mitrano campaign supporters and volunteers! Come watch the primary returns with us at the Radisson Hotel in Corning, New York When: Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00 PM until results are finalized Where: Raddison Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Pkwy E,…
PENN YAN — Today, presumptive NY-23 Democratic Congressional frontrunner Tracy Mitrano received the endorsement from Mary Luckern, the first female Town Supervisor of Geneva. Town Supervisor Luckern released the following statement: “I spent over four decades working in education and…
Why I Am Voting for Tracy
“Tracy Mitrano is clearly the right candidate to take on Tom Reed. She has the best campaign structure and plan in place to win in November. Her deep roots to Western New York, extensive leadership experience, and her authentic connection with voters from all walks of life make her the ideal candidate.”
“Tracy Mitrano is a champion and fierce advocate of Women’s Equality Party tenets, such as defending access to affordable healthcare, to protecting women’s rights in the workplace. We are confident she will bring that same spirit to Congress. She has a clear message which resonates across New York’s 23rd District, and a creative vision for our area that will translate into sustainable, concrete results.”
“I am pleased to announce that I have endorsed Tracy Mitrano for Congress. With compassion and a bias for action to meet the challenges we are facing, Tracy is absolutely the leader we need representing New York’s 23rd District in Washington. Her comprehensive economic development plan focuses on the real needs of constituents in places like Watkins Glen–defending access to affordable health care, helping small businesses, building vital infrastructure, addressing transportation challenges, providing our children with quality education and training, and keeping our environment safe and clean. We need Tracy in Congress because she will work tirelessly to help our communities thrive.”
“I am so pleased to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. The upcoming election in November is a chance to unite around a candidate who has the integrity, leadership, experience, and vision to truly represent the 23rd in Congress. Tracy’s focus on issues such as creating jobs, defending access to affordable health care, developing infrastructure, and protecting the environment are all issues that are important to constituents from Ithaca to Hornell to Wellsville and Jamestown, regardless of their political affiliation. Having spent her entire live in Western and Southern Tier New York, she has a genuine love for this area that will make her an excellent steward of this District. We must unite around these common values to elect someone who truly has the best interest of our beautiful District at heart, and that’s Tracy Mitrano.”
“I’m a lifelong Democrat and I believe that our NY 23rd District would greatly benefit from the truly representative leadership in the House that Tracy would provide. I believe that incumbent Republican Tom Reed has failed to represent the working people of this district for the past seven years. Reed has repeatedly voted for party over principle, and has always favored the wealthiest at the expense of ordinary New Yorkers. The NY 23rd District is a largely rural and less-developed, but very widespread area that could use federal resources that Reed has failed to provide. Tom Reed has had his chance, and NY 23rd needs a change.”
“Tracy is the whole package. She understands the needs of all the people in this district, the working people and the single moms and dads. She is bright and personable, well-spoken and has lots of energy. I liked her the minute I met her. I like and respect most of the candidates in the 23rd, but I feel Tracy is the most electable and the very best candidate to go forward with and beat Tom Reed.”
“I’m voting for Tracy for many reasons, but especially because of her positions on universal healthcare and internet infrastructure.
The healthcare industry should be a zero-sum business (to provide everyone with great quality of care) and the US spends WAY TOO much on care as it is. A single payer system, everyone in the paying pool, simple. Internet infrastructure is another huge YES. When I moved up here from the south, I went back to 1980’s internet! Her knowledge and experience in cyber-security is second to none. We need her in Congress to update and focus our national security against those threats.”
“We need a fresh face in Congress who cares about the average citizens and their daily struggles, and not just the wealthy and special interest groups. Tom Reed voting against the Affordable Care Act showed me he is out of touch with his constituents. I would like to see a single payer health care system that is fair for everyone and Tracy will fight for that. Tracy’s cyber security expertise is also a plus and is much needed in today’s world.”
“I have been a Republican ever since I began voting. But I’m not happy with what has been happening with the Republican Party and in November, I’ll be voting for Tracy Mitrano.”