State Senate candidate Amber Small announced today that she has no interest in running on the Conservative Party ballot line in the November Election. Unlike her Democratic Primary opponent Marc Panepinto, who is actively courting support from the Conservatives, Small has ended any and all speculation that she will seek the line.
Explained Small, “The Conservative Party is anti women, anti LGBT, anti environment, and anti reasonable gun safety laws. I will never sacrifice my progressive beliefs to curry political favor and campaign contributions.”
She continued “I am running for State Senate to focus on bettering our communities and providing the 60th district with the resources we deserve. I am a Democrat, and I am committed to providing every child with a quality education, fighting for the rights of women and families, protecting the environment, and creating economic opportunity. I think the residents of this district are fed up with Albany insiders and the games that they play.”
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, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo.
 http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/potential-challengers-to-panepinto-weigh-race-20160203. Panepinto also attended a Conservative Party fundraiser in Albany on February 1s