2018 Endorsements

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

“As a lawyer, cybersecurity policy expert and former educator, Tracy will hold Big Oil, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and for-profit colleges accountable. Working families in New York have found a champion in her, and I look forward to working together in Congress.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

“She will fight to bring economic opportunity to Western NY and the Southern Tier. She will fight for affordable healthcare for all. She will fight for quality educational opportunities for every child. She will fight to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure across the district and for reliable internet access.”

Congressman Paul Tonko

“I am proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. Tracy understands the concerns of working and middle-class families in the Southern Tier and Western New York. She values the voices of the many instead of the special interests of money. Tracy is an excellent candidate, and I know she will bring integrity and accountability to Washington. As an engineer in Congress, I look forward to working together with her to solve issues impacting New York, including upgrading our infrastructure and protecting healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions.”

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

“Throughout her campaign, Tracy Mitrano has shown that she is committed to serving the people of New York’s 23rd district. As New York’s Comptroller, I know what it takes to defend the livelihoods of New Yorkers, and I know that Tracy will fight for every worker, senior, student, and family. She has the skill, the grit, and the vision to provide results for NY-23. I am proud to endorse Tracy and I look forward to seeing her in Congress.”

The AFL-CIO

Representing 2.5 million members, retirees, and their families across New York State

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP)

“Tracy Mitrano is a champion and fierce advocate of Women’s Equality Party tenets, such as defending access to affordable healthcare, to protecting women’s rights in the workplace.”

The Working Families Party (WFP)

“Her plans to bring 21st Century jobs to the 23rd, develop local infrastructure, and defend access to affordable health care set her apart from other candidates running.”

Mayor Bill Boland (Corning, NY)

“Tracy Mitrano represents the best in American politics,” Mayor Boland said. “She is practical, thoughtful and authentic.”

Mayor Svante Myrick (Ithaca, NY)

“Tracy’s focus on issues such as creating jobs, defending access to affordable health care, developing infrastructure, and protecting the environment are all issues that are important to constituents from Ithaca to Hornell to Wellsville and Jamestown, regardless of their political affiliation.”

Mary Anne Krupsak, first female Lieutenant Governor of New York

“Tracy has lived and worked in our area and understands first-hand our concerns. She has a passion for coming up with down-to-earth solutions dealing with issues like education, jobs, the economy, education, and healthcare.”

Stan Lundine, former Lieutenant Governor of New York, Congressman, and Mayor of Jamestown

“As a native Western New Yorker, I know that Tracy has the commitment and competence to provide effective leadership for our region and the nation…America is at a crossroads. We are not well-served by a Congressman who gets along by going along. We need a leader who will fight for our values in Congress, and I believe that Tracy Mitrano is that leader.”

The Public Employees Federation

Currently representing 54,000 professionals in New York State

The Civil Service Employees Association

Proudly representing 300,000 active and retired, public and private sector employees

Local Endorsements

10/11 – Jamestown Mayor Samuel Teresi endorses Tracy Mitrano

“I am proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano as the next Representative to Congress for the people of Jamestown and New York’s 23rd Congressional District. She knows that communities like ours need affordable healthcare, good-paying jobs, and infrastructure investment – not lop-sided, misdirected tax breaks that only serve to benefit the wealthiest. We need Tracy in Congress to help bring our economy into the 21st Century. Tracy has lived her entire adult life in the Western New York and Finger Lakes Region; and I know that she has the energy, passion, and experience to bring our needs to Washington.”

10/11 – Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) endorses Tracy Mitrano

“I am proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. Tracy understands the concerns of working and middle-class families in the Southern Tier and Western New York. She values the voices of the many instead of the special interests of money. Tracy is an excellent candidate, and I know she will bring integrity and accountability to Washington. As an engineer in Congress, I look forward to working together with her to solve issues impacting New York, including upgrading our infrastructure and protecting healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions.”

10/11 – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli proudly endorses Tracy Mitrano

“Throughout her campaign, Tracy Mitrano has shown that she is committed to serving the people of New York’s 23rd district. As New York’s Comptroller, I know what it takes to defend the livelihoods of New Yorkers, and I know that Tracy will fight for every worker, senior, student, and family. She has the skill, the grit, and the vision to provide results for NY-23. I am proud to endorse Tracy and I look forward to seeing her in Congress.”

10/12 – The LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Tracy Mitrano

The LGTBQ Victory Fund is proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano in her Congressional campaign for New York’s 23rd district. Tracy will be one of the only openly bisexual member of the House of Representatives. Her campaign is built on a commitment to make the district a district that works for everyone.

10/12 – Tracy Mitrano receives endorsement from the Equality PAC

Equality PAC is dedicated to electing openly LGBT people and strong LGBT allies to the United States Congress. We are proud to support Tracy Mitrano as she campaigns to bring integrity, humility and compassion to politics.

10/12 – MoveOn PAC endorses Tracy Mitrano for Congress

MoveOn PAC is committed to electing candidates who reflect it’s values of inclusivity and building a progressive future.

10/12 – United Steel Workers – Local 1000 endorses Tracy Mitrano

The United Steel Workers – Local 1000 of Corning announced their endorsement of Tracy Mitrano in her Congressional campaign for NY’s 23rd district.

10/12 – United Auto Workers – Local 2300 endorses Tracy Mitrano

The United Auto Workers – Local 2300 of Ithaca is proud to announce their endorsement of Tracy Mitrano for New York’s 23rd Congressional district.

10/17 – Mayor of Fredonia Athanasia Landis endorses Tracy Mitrano to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District

“It is with great pleasure that I announce my endorsement for Tracy Mitrano’s campaign for Congress in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Tracy has a deep understanding of our area and I have no doubt that she will make an outstanding Congresswoman. She’s smart, authentic, and eager to work constructively on the issues that matter to us. Tracy is dedicated to bringing home federal investment to improve our infrastructure, spurring greater economic investment in our community, and providing jobs so our young people, either local or those who come to study at our University stay here in Fredonia.”

10/17 – Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas endorses Tracy Mitrano

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Tracy Mitrano for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. She understands the challenges facing Dunkirk and is committed to bringing home the federal resources we need to solve them. We need someone who will fight for every single one of her constituents with the same fire and passion she brings to the campaign trail. I know that Tracy has the expertise, determination and talent to get things done and I am excited to see her fight for us in Washington.”

10/17 – Cristie Herbst, who served as editor of The Post-Journal in Jamestown for 30 years, is endorsing Tracy Mitrano for election to represent the people of New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

“Tracy understands the most important issues affecting the residents of the Southern Tier and Western New York. She is a strong, experienced and compassionate leader who will stand for every one of her constituents. I am endorsing Tracy because I know she is the right person at the right time to represent this district.”

10/30 – Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul endorses Tracy Mitrano to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District

“I am delighted to endorse Tracy Mitrano as the next Congresswoman for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Form her experience living in Western New York, Tracy has lived and breathed the experiences of voters across her district. We need a representative who will deliver in Congress, someone with the vision, expertise, and passion to get things done. We need a champion for our families, workers, and farmers. I know that Tracy Mitrano is that person and I am proud to support her.”

10/30 – The Sierra Club endorses Tracy Mitrano

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club promotes promotes climate solutions, conservation, and movement building through a powerful combination of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy. The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano for New York’s 23rd District.

10/30 – Mitrano receives endorsement from The Alliance of Retired Americans

“The Alliance for Retired Americans, representing more than 4.4 million retirees, older Americans and community activists, including 697,999 members in New York, endorses your candidacy for the United States House of Representatives from District 23 of New York.

Your positions demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Your leadership on issues such as preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefit cuts ensures these programs will be around for current and future generations. In addition, our members support your candidacy because of your belief in the need to provide more affordable health care for older Americans, as well as the need for stronger retirement and pension security, and quality long term care.

The Alliance for Retired Americans believes that your election to the House of Representatives will enhance the quality of life for older Americans. If we can be of assistance, please contact Eva Dominguez in the Government and Political Affairs Department. We congratulate you on earning our endorsement.”

10/11 – Mitrano receives endorsement from former Tompkins County District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson

“Today, I am thrilled to endorse Tracy Mitrano to be the next representative of New York’s 23rd Congressional District. I know that Tracy will be a steadfast advocate for each and every resident of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region. She deeply understands the challenges facing our communities because she has lived in Western New York throughout her life. As the former District Attorney of Tompkins County, I know that those who have been victimized—people that I fought for my entire career—will find a champion in Tracy. I am endorsing Tracy because at this urgent time in our state’s and nation’s history, we need leaders in Washington who listen and respond to the needs of people—not those of moneyed interests.”

9/4 – Mitrano Receives Endorsement from Civic Leader Leslie Danks Burke

PENN YAN–Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) announced today that she has received the endorsement of former congressional candidate and civic leader, Leslie Danks Burke.

“I am thrilled to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. Every American deserves a leader who fights for them, and the New York 23rd has been left behind for too long,” said Danks Burke. “Tracy stands for making corporations pay a fair share; investing in our roads, transit, and high-speed internet; raising wages; lowering education costs; and cutting taxes for working and middle-class families. We need a leader who stands up to corporate interests—instead of helping them rob our beautiful lakes, land, and family farms like our current Representative does.”

6/21 – Mitrano Receives Endorsement from First Female Town Supervisor of Geneva Mary Luckern

“I spent over four decades working in education and shaping young minds. I believe that Tracy’s background as an educator is essential to making sure we tap into the potential of all our youth. Her emphasis on promoting education, whether it be community college, or trade and vocational training is essential to developing an economy and a workforce that is prepared for 21st Century jobs.

As the first female Town Supervisor of Geneva, I am endorsing Tracy because I believe that she has the policy experience to know how to navigate Washington, and also the compassion to represent the people of this district.”

6/20 – Presumptive NY-23 Democratic Congressional Frontrunner Tracy Mitrano Receives Endorsement from Former NY Lieutenant Governor Mary Anne Krupsak, the first female Lt. Governor of New York.

“As the former Lieutenant Governor of New York and a resident of Seneca County, I am endorsing Tracy Mitrano for Congress for New York’s 23rd District. Tracy has lived and worked in our area and understands first-hand our concerns. She has a passion for coming up with down-to-earth solutions dealing with issues like education, jobs, the economy, education, and healthcare. Tracy has the strongest moral character and is in this race not for political gain, but to do something constructive and to help the people of our District.

New York state has a strong track record of electing outstanding female leadership. I was the first woman Lieutenant Governor of New York and when I ran for office 40 years ago, people tried to tell me a woman couldn’t win. It has been thrilling to see the shift since then with more women running for Congress now than ever before. Tracy is a quality candidate who is stepping forward to offer her skills, her heart, and her soul to work on issues that matter to us all. We are fortunate to have a woman of this caliber. With Tracy’s leadership, background, and strong moral compass, this District will be in safe hands. I am confident she will be the fighter this District needs.”

6/1 – Corning Mayor Bill Boland Endorses Tracy Mitrano

“Tracy Mitrano represents the best in American politics,” Mayor Boland said. “She is practical, thoughtful and authentic. Tracy has a genuine commitment to bringing us together as a people, representing what unites us as so much more powerful than what divides us. I support Tracy because she is a moderate progressive, someone who believes that honest conversations between people of good will build the common good, where an even better America is there for us all.”

“Tracy’s is a fresh politics of common ground, occupying the vibrant center, where people reach out to each other, engage each other in civil discussion, and work on differences,” Mayor Boland continued. “She believes, as I do, that this is the way we make progress as a people, together.”

“Tracy Mitrano’s candidacy speaks to the spirit and tradition of Amo Houghton’s representation of 23rd District, a positive tradition of civility, practical centrism and dialog. It’s tradition we value and remember in Corning,” Mayor Boland concluded.

“I’m very grateful for Mayor Boland’s support of our campaign,” Tracy Mitrano said. “It’s time to find common ground among our neighbors by putting people first, bringing common sense politics to Washington, and creating economic opportunity for the 23rd District.”

5/21 – Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Dryden Endorses Tracy Mitrano

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Tracy Mitrano for Congress,”  Mr. Lamb said. “I encourage all registered Democrats in the 23rd  Congressional District to vote for Tracy on Tuesday, June 26.”

“For 15 years, I had the honor of serving this region as district representative for the late Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey.”  Mr. Lamb continued. “Therefore, I offer my endorsement of Tracy with some familiarity as to the demands of the job and what it takes to fight for an Upstate New York congressional district. Tracy stands out in her ability to unite people, her understanding of the district, and her articulation of an inclusive agenda. Tracy has demonstrated the rare combination of management skills, vision, empathy, and tenacity needed to be successful in the district—and in Congress. The 23rd  Congressional District needs a fighter, and Tracy is that candidate.”

“As the current deputy supervisor in the town of Dryden, I see the damage that the current dysfunction in Congress is causing at all levels of government,”  Mr. Lamb remarked.  “Municipalities need a partner in Congress, not an adversary. We need a new Farm Bill to help our farmers, renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program to protect our residents, an actual infrastructure bill to make our roads and bridges safer, and tax reform that doesn’t punish local government and working families. The current Congress has failed badly on these and many other legislative priorities.”

“We must have fresh ideas and new voices in Congress. To make this happen, we must send leaders like Tracy to Washington. Now more than ever, we need a Congress willing to assert its powers as the preeminent branch of government and exercise oversight on an increasingly corrupt and chaotic presidency. The stakes could not be higher in this year’s midterm elections and it is essential that we nominate the strongest candidate possible to ensure victory in November. Tracy is that candidate.  I urge all voters to review her platform and join me in supporting this special candidate.”

3/16 – Watkins Glen Mayor Schimizzi Endorses Mitrano for Congress

“I am pleased to announce that I have endorsed Tracy Mitrano for Congress. With compassion and a bias for action to meet the challenges we are facing, Tracy is absolutely the leader we need representing New York’s 23rd District in Washington. Her comprehensive economic development plan focuses on the real needs of constituents in places like Watkins Glen–defending access to affordable health care, helping small businesses, building vital infrastructure, addressing transportation challenges, providing our children with quality education and training, and keeping our environment safe and clean. We need Tracy in Congress because she will work tirelessly to help our communities thrive.”

3/9 – Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick Endorses Tracy

“I am so pleased to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. The upcoming election in November is a chance to unite around a candidate who has the integrity, leadership, experience, and vision to truly represent the 23rd in Congress. Tracy’s focus on issues such as creating jobs, defending access to affordable health care, developing infrastructure, and protecting the environment are all issues that are important to constituents from Ithaca to Hornell to Wellsville and Jamestown, regardless of their political affiliation. Having spent her entire live in Western and Southern Tier New York, she has a genuine love for this area that will make her an excellent steward of this District. We must unite around these common values to elect someone who truly has the best interest of our beautiful District at heart, and that’s Tracy Mitrano.”

3/5 – Tioga County Democratic Committee Chair Endorses Tracy

“Today, I am pleased to announce my endorsement for Tracy Mitrano for Congress in the Democratic primary for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. I have tremendous respect for the hard work and determination demonstrated by all the primary candidates so far in this race, but I believe that Tracy is unique in her ability to connect with voters and articulate her vision for the district. We need a representative in Congress who appreciates the difficult choices middle-class families have had to make due to stagnant wages and underemployment … who understands national security issues, especially as they relate to US cyber-security … and who acknowledges that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Tracy Mitrano is the candidate who is most able to take Tom Reed to task on these issues and that’s why she has earned my support.”

3/1 – Jamestown City Councilwoman Weinert Endorses Tracy

“I am proud to endorse Tracy Mitrano for Congress. Tracy has all the qualities we desperately need in the 23rd. Out of all the candidates running, she has the most well-rounded background and the expertise needed to confront the many challenges facing our district. Our district is complex and constituents have many different political ideologies, and it will take a candidate who can bring us all together to win in November. Tracy was born and raised in Western New York and has lived her adult life in the Southern Tier. She appeals to people from many walks of life and across the 23rd. I firmly believe she can unite this district.

Tracy’s plans on important issues such as health care, infrastructure, jobs, education, and income inequality are equally impressive. A lot of development is happening in downtown Jamestown right now. Growing up in the City of Rochester, Tracy witnessed firsthand urban development. As a member of the Town of Ithaca’s Planning Board for 10 years, she can appreciate the housing issues that Jamestown faces. She wants to invest in municipal utilities even for the internet. Tracy has a futures-focused, creative vision for this District to bring about the economic growth we need.

Our community also wants to feel inspired by a candidate. The first time I met Tracy at an event in Jamestown, she had the entire crowd in awe and excited about working together to turn this District around. People of the 23rd want to feel like their voices are being heard and understood by its elected representatives. They want a candidate with a fresh perspective and one that will fight for them. That is what Tracy is all about.”