U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand later today will endorse the re-election of Democratic state Sen. Jim Gaughran to a Long Island district. 

Gaughran is running for a second term in a district he helped to flip in 2018, giving his party a comfortable majority in the chamber. 

“I thank Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her support and am honored to receive her endorsement," Gaughran said. "Her commitment to working families is next-to-none and I look forward to continuing to work together with Senator Gillibrand to help New York families recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of my work fighting for Long Islanders, and I look forward to continuing my service as State Senator.”

Gillibrand pointed to Gaughran's work on issues like property taxes and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

“In just his first term in the State Senate, Jim Gaughran has proven to have the skills, experience, and dedication to get results for his constituents," she said. “Senator Gaughran is the leader Long Island needs with a proven record of delivering on property tax relief and helping small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud to endorse Senator Jim Gaughran and look forward to our continued partnership.”