Gillibrand Stands with Small, Endorses in SD60

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Buffalo, New York - United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed Amber Small in the race for State Senate in the 60th District. The endorsement comes just over a week before the general election.

Gillibrand commented, "I am proud to endorse Amber Small for New York State Senate.  Amber has worked hard to improve her neighborhood as a community leader, has put forth clear plans to tackle major issues at the State level, and has consistently stood up for equality across the board.  Amber's experience, integrity, and values make her the right choice to represent Western New York in the State Senate."

“Receiving the endorsement of Senator Gillibrand is truly an honor. She has been the embodiment of what it means to be a true progressive and her track record backs that up” said Small. She continued, “Between her work improving the economy, working for health care reform, being an advocate for women’s issues and fighting for those who serve in our military, among a number of other issues, Senator Gillibrand has New York State’s future looking very bright. I look forward to adding my voice to hers and being a staunch advocate for progress so that we can build off of the momentum we’ve seen in Western New York in recent years.”

Senator Gillibrand has served as a United States Senator since 2009 and was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives. She currently sits on the following committees; Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit www.smallforsenate.com.

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Small serves as the Executive Director of the Parkside Community Association. In this role she is an advocate for 2,500 residents, working to enhance their quality of life through crime prevention, traffic calming, fair housing advocacy and more.  Amber also serves on the Board of Directors for B-Team Buffalo and proudly serves as Vice Chair of WEPAC, a nonpartisan group focused on increasing female involvement in politics and government. Amber is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and resides in North Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood with her family. New York's Sixtieth Senate District is located wholly in Erie County and includes the communities of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo.  Small is endorsed by the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party.