5/21 – Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Dryden Endorses Tracy Mitrano

Dan Lamb is the Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Dryden and former 15-year District Representative for late NY-22 Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey. In 2012, Dan ran for New York’s 22nd Congressional seat.   

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Tracy Mitrano for Congress,”  Mr. Lamb said. “I encourage all registered Democrats in the 23rd  Congressional District to vote for Tracy on Tuesday, June 26.”

“For 15 years, I had the honor of serving this region as district representative for the late Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey.”  Mr. Lamb continued. “Therefore, I offer my endorsement of Tracy with some familiarity as to the demands of the job and what it takes to fight for an Upstate New York congressional district. Tracy stands out in her ability to unite people, her understanding of the district, and her articulation of an inclusive agenda. Tracy has demonstrated the rare combination of management skills, vision, empathy, and tenacity needed to be successful in the district—and in Congress. The 23rd  Congressional District needs a fighter, and Tracy is that candidate.”

“As the current deputy supervisor in the town of Dryden, I see the damage that the current dysfunction in Congress is causing at all levels of government,”  Mr. Lamb remarked.  “Municipalities need a partner in Congress, not an adversary. We need a new Farm Bill to help our farmers, renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program to protect our residents, an actual infrastructure bill to make our roads and bridges safer, and tax reform that doesn’t punish local government and working families. The current Congress has failed badly on these and many other legislative priorities.”

“We must have fresh ideas and new voices in Congress. To make this happen, we must send leaders like Tracy to Washington. Now more than ever, we need a Congress willing to assert its powers as the preeminent branch of government and exercise oversight on an increasingly corrupt and chaotic presidency. The stakes could not be higher in this year’s midterm elections and it is essential that we nominate the strongest candidate possible to ensure victory in November. Tracy is that candidate.  I urge all voters to review her platform and join me in supporting this special candidate.”

Former #NY23 Congressional Candidate Karl Warrington Endorses Tracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2018

Statement from Democratic Candidate Tracy Mitrano in Response to Warrington Endorsement

Yesterday, Karl Warrington announced his decision to withdraw from the NY-23rd congressional race and to endorse Tracy Mitrano. Warrington told the Ithaca Times that Tracy “is the one person who can seriously take on Tom Reed. Super, super smart and definitely has the gravitas. Hands down, best choice.”

In response, Mitrano released the following statement:

“I am grateful to receive Mr. Warrington’s endorsement. I truly admire and respect the campaign Mr. Warrington ran. He focused on bringing compassion and community values back into politics, things sorely lacking in recent political discussions and in our current congressional representation.

In his professional life and during his campaign, Mr. Warrington has gained a reputation for standing up against injustice and speaking out against policies that unfairly hurt the working and middle-class—issues that have been an important feature of my campaign as well. He has also rightly been quick to point out the many times Congressman Tom Reed has sided with the interests of his wealthy donors and politicians in Washington, rather than his constituents in NY-23.

I look forward to working together with Mr. Warrington in the coming weeks and months to fight for those in our district who have been neglected by our current representation on issues such as health care and economic opportunity.”

 

Tracy Mitrano in Salamanca, December 2017

Tracy’s Remarks on Economic Opportunity

My name is Tracy Mitrano and I am running for Congress because I believe that I can bring economic opportunity and jobs back to the 23rd district.

There are generally five things that you need in order to have economic opportunity take off. You need healthy people; educated and trained people; natural resources; infrastructure and capital. Let’s take a look at the criteria and where we are today.

#1 : Top 5 Ways Tom Reed has hurt NY’s 23rd district

In our countdown of the Top 5 Ways Tom Reed has hurt NY’s 23 district, #1 will have consequences for years to come.

This year, Tom Reed doggedly pursued, drafted, championed, and passed a tax bill that permanently cuts taxes to the wealthiest Americans and corporations. It will add on $1.4 trillion to the national deficit and launch massive cuts to critical programs, like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. It will widen the already startling income inequality gap so that the rich will get richer and the poor will only get poorer. This bill was a Christmas gift to the wealthy, as the President remarked and major non-partisan economic and labor organizations have affirmed.

Washington: Martin Luther King, Jr memorial monument on September 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday marks the birthday of an American who sought unity at a time of division and brought hope and healing to this country. It is a day to honor and reflect on the fundamental definition of what these United States of America are: a home for people of all faiths, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and persuasions. And it is a day to celebrate each other, to recommit to standing up, not only for what is right for ourselves and for our families, but for what is right for our country, and for the ideals upon which the U.S. was founded—liberty and justice for all.