Ithaca mayoral candidate Robert Cantelmo picked up two nice endorsements in recent weeks: One from New York Governor Kathy Hochul and one from local Assemblymember Anna Kelles.
“Robert Cantelmo has committed himself to public service to build a better life for his neighbors and community in Ithaca,” Hochul said, in a statement. “I believe Robert is the best candidate to address the housing crisis, promote an inclusive economic recovery, and help advance New York’s transition to a green economy because he has proven himself to be a leader with the passion and experience to get big things done.
“I am proud to endorse Robert Cantelmo for Mayor of Ithaca and look forward to continuing to work with him to build a more affordable and livable New York for all,” Hochul added.
Cantelmo noted that “Governor Hochul has delivered time and again for New Yorkers, from protecting reproductive rights, to strengthening our gun safety laws, and saving Ithaca Carshare. Her bold action on the state’s housing crisis is a testament to her leadership and policy vision. I am proud and honored to receive the governor’s endorsement, and I look forward to working closely with her administration to lift Ithaca to new heights.”