Congresswoman Katie Porter Endorse Dana Balter

Balter has earned the most endorsements in NY-24 Democratic Primary 

Syracuse, NY – Today, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) announced her endorsement of Dana Balter in New York’s 24th District. Rep. Porter flipped a long-held Republican seat from red to blue in 2018. The Congresswoman has become well known for her effective questioning and oversight of Trump administration officials, strong progressive credentials, no-nonse approach to legislating, and quick wit. Earlier this year, the Washington Post named Congresswoman Porter the “toughest questioner” of the freshman class.

“I’m excited to support Dana Balter for Congress because she is a tireless champion for working families. Dana will be a great partner on key issues including ensuring that everyone has healthcare, getting big money out of our politics, and creating an economy that works for all,” said Congresswoman Katie Porter. “I know what it takes to flip a seat from red to blue and Dana Balter is the strongest candidate to win in November.”

“I’m so proud to have the endorsement of Congresswoman Katie Porter; she has been a tireless fighter for women and working families. I have been inspired over the last year and half, watching her hold the Trump administration accountable on key issues like the coronavirus response, housing, and consumer protections,” said Dana Balter. “I look forward to fighting alongside Rep. Porter when I’m in Congress to make sure that our healthcare and economic systems work for everyday folks.”

Congresswoman Porter’s endorsement is the latest show of strength from Dana Balter’s campaign with less than a week until Election Day. A poll released last week showed Balter with a commanding lead of nearly 30% in the primary and the most recent fundraising report showed Balter outraised Conole and has nearly double the primary cash available in the final stretch. Balter has also led the field in endorsements.

Balter’s organizational endorsements include:

Balter has been endorsed by 24 local leaders — including all three of the Democratic challengers running for New York Assembly in NY-24:

  • Rachel May, State Senator — 53rd District
  • Kenan Baldridge, Former Town of Rose Supervisor
  • Leslie Baxter, Scipio Town Councilor
  • Sara Bollinger, Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Susan Boyle, Former Syracuse Common Councilor
  • Judy Boyke, Town of Cicero Councilor
  • Dia Carabajal, former Auburn City Councilor & candidate for NYS Assembly — 126th District
  • Melina Carnicelli, Former Mayor of Auburn
  • Scott Comegys, Candidate for NYS Assembly — 130th District
  • Elaine Denton, Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Tom Drumm, Oswego County Legislator
  • Daniel Farfaglia, Former Minority Leader of the Oswego County Legislature
  • Melissa Flint Morgan, Mayor of Tully
  • Katelyn Kriesel, Town of Manlius Councilor 
  • Mary Kuhn, Onondaga County Legislator
  • Susan McBrearty, Oswego City Councilor
  • Cody Phillips, Walworth Town Councilor
  • Kerin Rigney, Town of Dewitt Councilor
  • Tammy Sayre, Town of Marcellus Councilor
  • Gail Tosh, Candidate for NYS Assembly — 120th District
  • Heather Allison Waters, Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Monica Williams, Former Onondaga County Legislator
  • Vernon Williams, Onondaga County Legislator
  • Sam Young, DeWitt Town Councilor

Dana is a lifelong educator, receiving her first paycheck at the age of twelve for teaching at Sunday school. Early in her career, she was a teacher and director of education at a disability services nonprofit and recently taught at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Dana Balter was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Congress in NY-24, where her campaign smashed fundraising records and came closer than any Democrat ever has to defeating John Katko.