Leslie Danks Burke is running for New York State Senate in the 58th District again. It’s not the first time, but she says challenging incumbent Republican Tom O’Mara was necessary.
“We need our elected leaders to lead, and they need to have an effective plan for making that happen,” Burke said in an election preview appearance on The Debrief Podcast. “This district has real needs, and the people who call the Southern Tier home need real leaders in Albany.”
Funding schools, connecting families via broadband in underserved, rural communities, and delivering wins for the small business community are her priorities this time around. While they aren’t significantly different than the first time she ran for Senate – New York has gone through quite an evolution in the process. The state faces a multi-billion dollar deficit, which she says cannot be made up through gutting schools, and families that rely on crucial services.
“There has to be a better plan; and I’m prepared to go to Albany with one,” Burke added.
The 58th Senate District, one of New York State’s geographically largest legislative districts, includes Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County.
Check out her full-appearance on The Debrief Podcast below.
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