PENN YAN—Two local mayors announced their official endorsement of Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) today, citing her work ethic, passion, and dedication to the region they all call home.

It is with great pleasure that I announce my endorsement for Tracy Mitrano’s campaign for Congress in New York’s 23rd Congressional District,” Athanasia Landis, the Mayor of the Village of Fredonia, said. “Tracy has a deep understanding of our area and I have no doubt that she will make an outstanding Congresswoman. She’s smart, authentic, and eager to work constructively on the issues that matter to us. Tracy is dedicated to bringing home federal investment to improve our infrastructure, spurring greater economic investment in our community, and providing jobs so our young people, either local or those who come to study at our University stay here in Fredonia.”

Landis, who was born in Greece and moved to Fredonia over two decades ago, was elected mayor in 2015. She is the village’s first female mayor.

Wilfred Rosas, Mayor of the City of Dunkirk, also endorsed Mitrano. Rosas, who was also elected to his position in 2015, is the first Hispanic to be elected as mayor in New York State.

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Tracy Mitrano for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. She understands the challenges facing Dunkirk and is committed to bringing home the federal resources we need to solve them,” Rosas said. “We need someone who will fight for every single one of her constituents with the same fire and passion she brings to the campaign trail. I know that Tracy has the expertise, determination and talent to get things done, and I am excited to see her fight for us in Washington.”

“I’m honored to have the backing of Mayor Landis and Mayor Rosas,” Mitrano said. “As the leaders of Fredonia and Dunkirk, they know firsthand the needs of the people of this district. Their conviction that my platform is the best-suited to address those needs is quite meaningful to me, and I’m very grateful for their support.”

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