Small Puts Jacobs on Blast for Waffling, Failing to Disavow Trump Candidacy


Buffalo, New York - While at a press conference today at Erie County Democratic Committee headquarters, Democratic State Senate Candidate Amber Small once again condemned her Republican opponent Chris Jacobs for following GOP party bosses and failing to disavow Donald Trump’s candidacy. Small’s criticism comes in light of Trump’s dangerous claims that the Presidential Election is rigged and that he will refuse to accept the outcome of the upcoming election.

“Time and time again, Chris Jacobs has dodged the question of where he stands on Donald Trump. Trump has been accused of sexual assault and boasted about it, incited racism at his rallies, insulted religions, disrespected prisoners of war, mocked individuals with disabilities and now is trying to undermine the democratic process. Through it all, my opponent has remained silent on his support for Trump” said Small.

Small continued, “Choosing to remain silent is not only cowardly, but a true sign of Chris Jacobs’ character and failed leadership. If he’s afraid to stand up now, how can we possibly expect him to stand up for the important issues facing our community like GENDA, women’s rights or ethics reform? The 60th district needs a leader who will fight for what’s right. The last thing we need is a career politician who equivocates and silently follows the herd of Republicans led by Carl Paladino, Nick Langworthy and Chris Collins.” 

Trump has encouraged intimidation at polling places, while other Republican party leaders have stated their confidence in the American electoral system. Republicans across the nation have publicly revoked their support of Trump, while Jacobs has continually failed to do the same.

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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.