JAMESTOWN – The man running as the Democratic Candidate for New York’s 23rd Congressional District has picked up a key endorsement from the state’s largest public labor union.
The New York State AFL-CIO recently announced their decision to endorse John Plumb for Congress. Plumb is a U.S. Navy Reserve Commander and fourth generation Western New Yorker.
Plumb said he’s proud of the endorsement and support of the group, saying it is personally motivating because he’s seen firsthand the challenges that the area’s working men, women, and families face every day. Plumb said he will honor the endorsement by continuing his effort to oppose bad trade deals, as well as supporting worker training programs.
The New York State AFL-CIO is a 2.5 million member labor group. As part of its endorsement, the group will coordinate a grassroots campaign to educate members on labor’s position in the election.
Plumb is challenging Republican incumbent Tom Reed (Corning) for the congressional seat, which stretches from Chautauqua County to the Tompkins County, along the Southern Tier of New York State.