July 3, 2018
PENN YAN, NY – Sources tell Wlea News that Tracy Mitrano has won the Democratic Primary, defeating Max Della Pia. Our sources say that even with another county to be counted, the final result of the race, will be the same. As of primary night, Della Pia was ahead by 26 votes, but now it appears that Mitrano is the winner of the Democratic Primary in the 23rd Congressional District.
From the Tracy Mitrano Campaign:
Y-23 Democratic Candidate Tracy Mitrano Accepts Max Della Pia’s Concession of the NY-23 Democratic Primary.
PENN YAN — Late this afternoon, NY-23 Democratic Candidate Tracy Mitrano received a call from NY-23 Democratic Candidate Max Della Pia who conceded the NY-23 Democratic Primary.
Here is Tracy Mitrano’s statement:
Max Della Pia called me this afternoon to concede the NY-23 Democratic Primary. I thanked Max for stepping up to run and mobilizing a strong base of supporters.
I would also like to thank all of the candidates for their courage in taking that extra step and running for office. They saw the challenges facing our District, and devoted their money, hearts, and lives to help the country we all love. Thank you to:
Karl Warrington, who campaigned with real heart;
Charles Whalen, who brought keen analysis;
Rick Gallant, who spoke so powerfully for teachers and unions;
Eddie Sundquist, who so effectively reminded us how this district has been failed by poor congressional leadership;
Linda Andrei, who shined a light on the importance of meaningful healthcare reform; and
Ian Golden, who galvanized the people who have felt disenfranchised from politics.
I also want to thank everyone who voted in the NY-23 Democratic primary. You are the backbone, the driving force, the spirit behind our growing movement to put people first. I decided to run for office because of you. I share this victory with each and every one of you.
This crowded primary election was tough. But it also has been a shining example of the energy and renewed civic duty that has broken out all across our country.
Now is the time to heal this district. What we have in common is far greater than that which divides us. Let’s re-establish accountability and common sense in our politics. Let us join together, farmers and small business people, urban and rural, young and elderly, minority and majority populations, immigrants and native-born. Let’s work toward health care, education, labor, and immigration reform; robust infrastructure of roads, transportation, and internet; let’s build the foundation that will attract new investment and bring 21st century jobs to this district.
But for a moment tonight, let us celebrate! Let’s celebrate the hope we feel among all people of this district, friends, neighbors and family, a community spirit towards Republicans and Independents and Democrats alike. Together, let’s put people first.”
Tracy Mitrano is of the fabric of Western New York, having grown up in Rochester and lived in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier New York. The first member of her family to go to college, Mitrano graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rochester, received her M.A. and Ph.D in American History from Binghamton University, and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. Mitrano is a registered Democrat and Yates County voter in Penn Yan. She is the proud mother of two adult sons.
Mitrano has received endorsements from the Working Families Party (WFP) and the Women’s Equality Party. Mitrano has also been endorsed by a cross section of officials across NY-23’s 11 counties including former Lt. Governor of New York Mary Anne Krupsak, Corning Mayor Bill Boland, Jamestown City Councilwoman Vanessa Weinert, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, Watkins Glen Mayor Sam Schimizzi, Town of Dryden Deputy Supervisor/Former NY-22 District Office Representative Dan Lamb, and Tioga County Democratic Committee Chair Diane Lechner.