Monday, April 9, 2012

Elmira Mayor Sue Skidmore Endorses Nate Shinagawa for Congress Joins the growing support of Democratic leaders throughout the Southern Tier

Democratic candidate for Congress (23rd District) and Tompkins County Legislator Nate Shinagawa received the endorsement today of Mayor Sue Skidmore of Elmira, NY. Mayor Skidmore’s follows the endorsements of Hornell Mayor and Steuben County Democratic Chair Shawn Hogan and former Elmira Mayor and State Assembly candidate Jim Hare. Mayor Skidmore also serves as Chair of the Chemung County Democratic Committee.
Sue Skidmore was elected Mayor of Elmira in 2011. She was endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Mayor Skidmore has a long history of leadership in her community, and previously served on the City Council, School Board, and other state education committees and agencies. County Legislator Nate Shinagawa has served on the Tompkins County Legislature for over six years and works for a nationally acclaimed healthcare system in the Southern Tier.
“Nate Shinagawa is a proven and dedicated public servant who cares deeply about the citizens, cities, and towns of the Southern Tier,” said Skidmore, “He knows that we can’t fix problems through political attacks and games. He’s genuine, and an experienced leader focused on getting results for middle class families. He has the integrity, determination, and know-how to win this race and be an effective Congressman for the Southern Tier.”
“Mayor Skidmore’s grassroots leadership serves as an example of how government can work for everyday people,” said Nate Shinagawa, “She and I share a record at the local level of balancing budgets and promoting quality job growth. I’m honored to have her endorsement and will work hard to fight for communities like Elmira in Congress.”
Nate’s endorsements include State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Tompkins County Legislature Chair Martha Robertson, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, and the Democratic Committees of both Chautauqua and Steuben County. 

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