On June 25, the Central New York Political Endorsement Recommendation Committee, made up of 1199SEIU staff and members from Crouse Hospital and Loretto Nursing Home, convened to interview 2012 political candidates running in races at the federal, state and county level. After a long day of interviews, the committee voted to recommend that the union endorse five of the nine interviewed candidates.
Those recommended for endorsement are as follows:
Dan Maffei - United States Congress District 24
Bill Magnarelli – New York State Assembly District 129
Al Stirpe – New York State Assembly District 127
Sam Roberts – New York State Assembly District 128
Gordon Cuffy – Onondaga County Court Judge
One candidate, Dave Valesky, an incumbent candidate for New York State Senate District 49, was unable to attend his interview and will be rescheduled at a later date.