New York state Sen. John Mannion has picked up a few more local endorsements in his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 race for the state's 22nd Congressional District.
Mannion's campaign said Friday the two-term state lawmaker has received the backing from:
- Onondaga County Legislator Mary Kuhn
- Onondaga County Legislator Peggy Chase
- At-Large Syracuse City Councilor Rasheada Caldwell
- Syracuse City Board of Education President Tamica Barnett
- Liverpool Mayor Stacy Finney
- Village of Minoa Trustee Eric Christensen
- Lysander Town Councilor Kevin Rode
“We have strong and inspiring leaders at the local level and I am honored so many believe in my campaign and vision for Central New York and the Mohawk Valley. I join in their commitment to improving our communities by delivering the resources and policies that will grow the middle class, expand access to healthcare, and support our schools, students, and teachers," Mannion said in a statement.
Mannion, who announced his campaign in July, has been endorsed by other local officials, including fellow state legislators Assemblyman Al Stirpe and Bill Magnarelli. Mannion was first elected to the state Senate in 2020.
Mannion is running for the Central New York Congressional seat currently held by freshman Republican Rep. Brandon Williams. The district includes all of Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties, as well as a small sliver of Oswego County.
Also seeking the Democratic nomination are DeWitt Town Councilor Sarah Klee Hood, who ran for the same seat in 2022, and Utica University professor Clemmie Harris.
A Democratic primary race would take place on June 25.