Monday, August 25, 2014

Hudson Democrats Make 2014 Endorsements

The Hudson City Democratic Committee has endorsed a slate of candidates for the November 4, 2014 election. The committee values open government, diversity and economic development and chose candidates that best represent those values.

The endorsements include:
· Sean Eldridge – House of Representatives Congressional District NY-19
· Brian Howard – New York State Senate District 43
· Didi Barrett – New York State Assembly District 106

The candidates will represent Hudson and the larger districts on the state and national levels and will influence New York State legislation and budget.

“Voting for these candidates is a vote for a diverse Hudson with more economic opportunity,” said Victor Mendolia, chair of the Hudson City Democratic Committee. “These are the people with the integrity, the values and the work ethic to go to Albany and effectively represent us.”
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“I'm honored to receive the support of the Hudson Democrats,” said Sean Eldridge, an independent voice committed to growing our economy and working for middle class families. “In Congress, I will fight for working families in Hudson and throughout our region, and I'll work to raise the minimum wage, to protect women's access to health care and to reduce the influence of corporate money in politics by reforming our campaign finance system.”
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“We have an obligation to the next generation to provide them with the same opportunities that past generations had to work hard and thrive,” says veteran educator Brian Howard. “I look forward to working with the Hudson Democrats to make a difference in our future. I will work to fully fund education, freeze Common Core and develop a five-year plan to improve schools. Working men and women are the foundation of our democracy and our economy. I will work to increase the minimum wage to a living wage. I will work to pass the Women's Equality Act and pursue legislation that will make meaningful changes to the way campaigns are financed.”
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“Hudson is a remarkable community for its diversity, history and creative energy,” says Assemblymember Didi Barrett. “I am committed to advocating for what we love best about our community and to supporting the small business owners, families and residents who are working to ensure that Hudson remains vibrant and sustainable. I will continue to stand up for my district, fight for lower taxes and work to end corruption in Albany with meaningful ethics reform. I thank my Hudson neighbors for their endorsement and vote of confidence.”
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Also endorsed for state-wide races are:
· Eric Schneiderman – New York State Attorney General
· Tom DiNapoli – New York State Comptroller

The committee did not make an endorsement in the Governor's race. There is a primary election, in which enrolled Democrats will vote to select the official candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. 

The committee urges all registered Democrats to go to the polls for the gubernatorial primary and let their voices be heard. The primary election is Tuesday, September 9. 
Polls are open from noon until 9 p.m. Only enrolled Democrats can vote in the primary.

The general election is Tuesday, November 4