July 31, 2020
From The Lt Governor:
Today, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul endorsed Tracy Mitrano for Congress in New York’s 23rd district.
The endorsement marks Lieutenant Governor Hochul’s third endorsement in her campaign to elect Democratic women candidates up and down the ticket ahead of the November election. Hochul will contribute her political time and resources to help raise money and get out the vote for candidates.
“From her experience living in Western New York, Tracy Mitrano has lived and breathed the experiences of voters across her district,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “We need a representative who will deliver in Congress, someone with the vision, skills, and passion to get things done. We need a champion for our families, workers, and farmers—now more than ever. Tracy Mitrano is that person and I’m proud to endorse her for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.”
“I’m honored and grateful to have the support of Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who like me, grew up in Western New York,” said Tracy Mitrano. “She has been at the forefront of the response effort and is helping lead our state’s economic recovery. Kathy understands the strengths of Western New York and what is needed from our leaders in Washington, DC. She cares very deeply about democracy and citizenship, and she exemplifies for us all the true meaning of public service.”
Tracy Mitrano is a cybersecurity expert, teacher, and mother. She was born and raised in Western New York and has lived in the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes throughout her adult life.
Hochul has already endorsed New York U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng for re-election, as well as Democratic challengers Jackie Gordon in New York’s 2nd Congressional District and Dana Balter in New York’s 24th Congressional District.
Kathy Hochul is the 77th Lieutenant Governor of New York. Kathy has been a lifelong advocate for women’s rights. After winning a long-shot race for Congress as a Democrat in the most conservative district in the state, she voted 46 times to protect the Affordable Care Act and women’s reproductive health from an onslaught of Republican attacks. As Lieutenant Governor, Kathy championed New York’s paid family leave law and $15 minimum wage, pushed to pass the Reproductive Health Act to protect women’s freedom of choice, and continues to advocate for expanded affordable child care and job training to build back better and more inclusive.
Kathy is also chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, the only organization solely focused on electing Democratic lieutenant governors and candidates each year.