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Tompkins County Democratic Committee endorses Democratic Slate for 2020 elections.
The Tompkins County Democratic Committee proudly endorsed a full slate of regional Democratic candidates at its July 30thmeeting including:
Leslie Danks-Burke- NYS Senate 58thDistrict
Jim Barber- NYS Senate 52st District
Anna Kelles- 125thDistrict NYS Assembly
Matt Van Houten- Tompkins County District Attorney
Seth Peacock- City of Ithaca Judge
Tracy Mitrano’s (23rdDistrict US Congress) candidacy was endorsed early in 2020.
Each of these Democratic candidates are launching robust campaigns supporting many Democratic issues including jobs, tax reform, climate change issues, support for education and public schools, New York State Health Care Act and so much more. The public is urged to support these candidates by donating generously and volunteering in the get out the vote initiative.
The Tompkins County Democratic Committee volunteering efforts is being organized by Peter Rothbart, Volunteer Coordinator. He can be contacted at TCDCvolunteers@gmail.com All are encouraged to get involved.
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