Dana Balter, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 24th District, was endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday, Friday July 6th.
The Senator, who first won office representing the Albany area in Congress, has been active encouraging women to run for office through her “Off the Sidelines” political action committee. “I support Dana Balter for Congress because central and western New York need a representative who will show up, listen, and stand up for health care, women’s rights, and working families,” said Senator Gillibrand.
“They need a representative who will provide a check on Donald Trump and his administration. Dana has shown her dedication by earning support across the district, and I’m proud to endorse her.” Balter, who won her June primary by 25 points, will take on Congressman John Katko in November. “I’m proud to have the support of Senator Gillibrand,” Balter said. “Her work on behalf of central and western New York – and all the people of our state – is a model for the kind of representative I want to be.
Congressman Katko has voted with Donald Trump 90% of time time – I want to join people like Senator Gillibrand in Congress to stand up for the people we are elected to serve, not the Washington insiders.”