The Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee held a candidate forum on February 11. I have served on this committee for the past four years, and thus know most of the members. But I was glad to have to opportunity to speak a little bit about my Legislative work and convince the committee why they should support my run for office again.
I'm grateful for all those who put in so much time to make sure Tompkins County and the Town of Ithaca have strong Democrats to run and hold office here. And I'm grateful that they again decided to endorse me.
I'm delighted to announce that I have earned the Working Families Party endorsement for my 2021 race! I shared my policy beliefs and goals via a long application and interview process with WFP members (on Zoom). I'm honored to be endorsed again.
Ithaca Times published an article today about my endorsement along with five other candidates for the Legislature. Check it out!
"The most important part of being on the County Legislature for me is listening to people and guiding them to the information and help they need. Particularly during this difficult period of the global pandemic, I’m grateful to have been in a position to help others,” said Champion (District 12). I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Working Families Party, which is such a vital part of the political landscape and will help me continue to do this work."
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.
Shawna Black, Candidate for Legislature, District 11 writes this endorsement of Amanda:
"I have known Amanda since November 2016. We worked together and coordinated resources for the Women's March in Ithaca and the group that went to D.C.
We both decided to run for the legislature within weeks of each other and have collaborated on County issues and campaign information.
Amanda knows her district and is familiar with the issues they will face in the future. She is passionate about the environment and housing affordability. Amanda will be an asset to the legislature and I look forward to working with her in January 2018."
Thank you, Shawna!
I am honored to announce that I have been endorsed by Dan Klein, Vice Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, from District 7.
"Amanda is an honest, fair person who is going into local government with an open mind and a willingness to work hard. I look forward to serving with her."
Thank you, Dan!