Jacobs Comes under Criticism as he Remains Silent on Trump

Buffalo, New York—State Senate candidate Amber Small issued a statement criticizing her Republican opponent Chris Jacobs for failing to join others in speaking out against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. The criticism comes with Trump’s increasing fallout over his recent feud with the Khan family. Yesterday both Republican and Democratic leaders in New York spoke out against Trump and called upon GOP candidates and elected officials to condemn Trump’s actions. Today those calls were echoed by community leaders and activists.

"Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman Jeremy Zellner poses a question that voters in the 60th district deserve to have an answer to. Does my opponent stand with Donald Trump, his own party's nominee, or does he stand with our military families, our LGBTQ community, our minority communities and the women of our district?" said Democratic State Senate Candidate Amber Small.

Small continued, "The Republican party bosses who hand-selected Chris Jacobs have championed Mr. Trump nationwide as he has made one offensive statement after the next. Choosing to remain silent on this issue speaks volumes about one's leadership, character, and willingness to stand up for what's right." 

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 is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders council.  She 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.

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