DEBRIEF: Leslie Danks Burke focuses campaign on rural schools & small biz support (podcast)

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.