ITHACA, NY (WHCU) – Anna Kelles, Democratic candidate for New York’s 125th Assembly District with an endorsement.
The New York State Federation of Democratic Women supports Kelles. The group says Kelles is passionate about representing his community and the issues at hand. Include universal childcare and address challenges for women and people of color in the 125th Assembly District and beyond.
Kelles’ challenger in the race, libertarian candidate Matthew McIntyre.
Ithaca, NY – On Thursday morning, Anna Kelles, Democratic candidate for the 125th Assembly District of New York City, received approval from the New York State Federation of Democratic Women.
“It is clear to us that Anna Kelles is passionate about representing her community,” says Diane Lechner, President, NYSFDW. “From universal health care to universal childcare, she outlined a thoughtful and innovative vision for women and communities of color in the 125th Assembly District and beyond. We also believe that his scientific background will serve his constituents as well as draft legislation that addresses issues of environmental justice. “
“I am deeply honored to have been approved by the New York State Federation of Democratic Women,” says Kelles. “They have consistently worked to unite the women of the Democratic Party and support women’s participation in our democratic system up and down the ballot. Their commitment to human rights in the deepest and broadest sense and seeing the problems through a lens of inclusion and equity is truly inspiring. “
Kelles is a Tompkins County lawmaker serving her second term. He’s running around the 125th District of the Assembly previously held by retired Congresswoman Barbara Lifton.
Kelles has also been approved by Sunrise Movement Ithaca, SEIU1199, Working Families Party, Eleanor’s Legacy, The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 267, The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 and The Tompkins-Cortland Building & Construction Trades Council. It also has the support of actor and progressive activists Zephyr Teachout and Cynthia Nixon, Tompkins County legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, author Eliza VanCort, climate expert Robert Howarth, former president of the county legislature. Tompkins Barbara Mink, of Dr. of Tompkins and Cortland counties.