January 28th, 2020
Hornell, NY – Leslie Danks Burke stopped in Hornell Tuesday afternoon as a part of her Whistlestop Tour of the Southern Tier. Burke will be running against fellow Democrat Rajiv Gowda in the primaries set for June 23rd, 2020.
The winner will face off against incumbent Tom O’Mara in the general election November 8th, 2020 to see who will represent the 58th district. In the 2016 election, Burke lost to O’Mara receiving 45% of the votes compared to O’Mara’s 55%.
Burkes Whistlestop tour started out in Penn Yan, then on to Watkins Glen, Hornell, Bath, Corning, Elmira, and finally Ithaca. Burke was introduced at Marino’s restaurant by Hornell’s long time serving Mayor and backer Shawn Hogan. You can view Burke’s entire speech below.