LAKEWOOD – Democratic Congressional Candidate John Plumb of Lakewood has picked up another endorsement.
The Truman National Project is comprised of more than 1,500 post-9/11 veterans, frontline civilians, policy experts, and political professionals. The membership believes in a strong, smart, and principled foreign policy that sees the United States leading a growing community of nations towards shared security and prosperity. The organization says it works to unite next-generation veteran, political, and policy leaders to develop and advance strong, smart, and principled solutions to the global challenges Americans now face.
In making the endorsement, Truman President and CEO Mike Breen said that as a third generation military serviceman, Plumb has displayed an unmatched commitment to veterans, and has also made a mark on America’s energy independence efforts.
Plumb is challenging Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) for his seat in the 2016 general election. Over the past two decades he’s served as a submarine officer in the Navy and later as an official at the Department of Defense. Most recently he’s served as director of defense policy and strategy at the National Security Council and is also a Navy Reserve Captain. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1988.
Reed is an attorney and former mayor of Corning who was elected to Congress in 2010 and has represented Chautauqua County since January 2013, when redistricting created the new boundaries for the state’s 23rd congressional district.