New York, NY—New York state Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright picked up a major endorsement yesterday from former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, just three weeks after she picked up another major endorsement from former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
“I am truly honored to have Joe Biden’s personal support in this campaign,” said Assemblywoman Seawright. “The stakes in this fall’s election are enormous, which is why he’s counting on us to win and deliver progress into New York State and beyond. As someone who has stood by the families of workers for his entire life, Joe Biden’s support for our campaign is simply incredible.”
The Assemblywoman noted that she and Biden share many values, including expanding health care access, support for primary education and secondary education, environmental protection and criminal justice reform.
“We need leaders in New York State who won’t stop fighting until our schools are fully-funded, our health care is protected, and our civil and voting rights are safe,” Seawright said.
“Joe Biden is throwing his support behind our race because the stakes are too high to sit out this year. I could not be more grateful to receive his support.”
During a virtual town hall organized by the Assemblywoman three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton joined the town hall to officially endorse the incumbent Assemblywoman.
“I am proud to support Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright for re-election to the New York State Assembly on the ‘Rise and Unite’ ballot line. We need her in Albany, and I urge all of her constituents to vote for Rebecca on the ‘Rise and Unite’ ballot line in this November’s election,” said Secretary Clinton.”
As has been reported, Seawright is running for re-election on the Rise and Unite ballot line because she was kicked off the Democratic and Working Families ballot lines for failing to provide cover sheets for her petition paperwork (of registered voters) with the Board of Elections. Cover sheets must be filled for all petitions containing ten or more sheets in one volume or consisting of more than one volume.
Seawright is running against Louis Puliafito, her Republican opponent, who works as a doorman on the Upper East Side.