In early October, current District 12 Legislator, Will Burbank, endorsed Amanda over her competitor. He said:
"I will be leaving the Legislature at the end of this year and am glad that Amanda is running for this seat. She is a thoughtful, intelligent person with strong progressive values.
I know that she will do an excellent job of representing District 12."
Ithaca.com and WHCU published articles about the endorsement.