“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.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet with Tracy Mitrano on several occasions in recent months. I have found her to be intelligent, organized, caring, willing to listen, and able to generate viable new ideas to help address the problems of our district. I believe she has the temperament to effectively serve in Congress and truly represent our district’s interests.

Tom Reed is predictable and reliable in voting against the interests of our district, whether it’s cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly Food Stamps), cuts to the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC), elimination of rural development and infrastructure grants, repealing the Affordable Care Act but not replacing it, you name it. But he’s always in favor of cutting taxes for the wealthiest and growing the deficit.

We need a House member who will represent our interests, support our needs, and put principle over party. I believe Tracy will be that representative.”

Mark Holt, Allegany County