Buffalo, New York - The New York State United Teachers announced their endorsement of Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District. NYSUT is made up of over 600,000 individuals who work in, or are retired from New York’s schools, colleges and healthcare facilities.
Karen Magee, President of NYSUT said of the endorsement, “Amber Small’s commitment to her community, to women and public service make her the right choice to represent the 60th Senate District in Albany. NYSUT is proud to endorse her candidacy, and we will work hard to elect her.”
Magee applauded Small’s contributions in her role as Executive Director of the Parkside Community Association along with her past work in municipal government.
Small commented on the endorsement saying, “Throughout this campaign I have spoken with parents, teachers, and community leaders, all of whom agree that improving education for our children must be a top priority. A State Senator who is committed to this cause can have a tremendous impact in securing the resources that our schools need from the State, lowering class sizes, ensuring our kids are not over tested, and fixing failing schools. I am proud that the New York State United Teachers chose to support me as the candidate most committed to this cause and as a Senator I will have an unwavering dedication to improving education for all our children. I know firsthand the benefits of a strong public education, and attribute my own successes in life largely to the teachers who helped shape me into the person I am today. Because of those teachers who cared, and because of the high quality education that was afforded to me regardless of my family’s low income, I am committed to being a stalwart champion of our public education system and ensuring that future generations will have that same access to learning and achieving.”
NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta made note of the enthusiasm shown by local Western New York leaders towards Small’s campaign. “Amber’s strong message about public education and commitment to positive change for working families and business is resonating with NYSUT members across the 60th District,” Pallotta said. “We believe she will make a terrific state senator.”
The NYSUT Board of Directors went on to say her work on behalf of her community and commitment to building Western New York’s economy make her the right choice in the 60th Senate District.
For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit www.smallforsenate.com.