June 1, 2020
From The Leslie Danks Burke Campaign:
Leslie Danks Burke, Democrat running for State Senate in the 58th district, was today endorsed by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2300. UAW is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with more than 400,000 members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations.
“We in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes haven’t had a real seat at the table in Albany since my opponent took office – and that desperately needs to change,” said Danks Burke. “Good jobs with fair wages are how we rebuild our economy, and that’s why I’ve stood shoulder-to-shoulder with workers for years to win better wages, worker protections, and investment in our communities. Families in our region are struggling, but my opponent votes against fair wage laws while collecting two six-figure paychecks. I’m so proud to have the support of UAW Local 2300 and its hard working members, and I look forward to continuing to stand up for them in the State Senate.”
“Leslie Danks Burke has been fighting for the working families of our region for years, and we are proud to support her campaign for State Senate,” said LeVon Brewer UAW Local 2300 President. “For years, Leslie has stood with us and supported our fight for fair wages and worker protections. We need more leaders like Leslie who will be a real voice at the table, willing to stand up to corporate interests, and win high-quality, affordable healthcare for the working people of our district.”
Leslie Danks Burke is an attorney and a longtime advocate for education, healthcare, and rural economic development. She is the daughter of farmers and a mother who, together with her husband, is raising two children in this community. A Democrat, she previously ran for State Senate in the 58th in 2016, outraising incumbent Tom O’Mara by over $200,000 and receiving more voter support from outside her party than any other challenger to a sitting incumbent that year — on either side. Since 2016, Danks Burke has remained a powerful advocate for local community engagement and honest government.