Endorsements

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

“I’m deeply honored and excited to receive the endorsement of President Barack Obama. His steady, competent, and compassionate leadership and ability to inspire hope is exactly what our country needs right now. He is a model for the kind of forward-looking people we need to elect this November to bridge the divide, heal our nation, and fix the damage that has been done over the past four years. I’m proud to have him in our corner as we enter the final stretch of this campaign” said Dana Balter.

Vice President Joe Biden

“I strongly endorse Dana Balter for Congress because she understands the struggles that working families in central and western New York are going through. New Yorkers face a choice between Balter — an advocate for working families — and Rep. John Katko, who supports President Trump’s attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Working families deserve leaders who will work in Congress for them — to make child care more affordable, quality health care more accessible, and good jobs more available.”

Joe Biden
Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

“The people of New York’s 24th district deserve a representative that will fight for them, and Dana Balter has proven that she’s the best person for the job. As an educator, community organizer, and lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, Dana is exactly the type of person we need in Congress. She’s focused on the issues critical to central and western New Yorkers — like affordable healthcare, cheaper prescription drug prices, and a $15 minimum wage — and will be a strong partner in helping New Yorkers recover from the economic fallout of COVID-19. I’m proud to support her and look forward to working with her in Congress.”

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

“I’m excited to be supporting Dana Balter for Congress because she is a tireless advocate for working New York families. Dana knows what it’s like to work through tough challenges; she worked her way through college as a waitress, has advocated for her brother with disabilities, and almost went bankrupt due to medical costs. That’s why voters in Dana’s district know that they can trust her, because she’s fought the tough fights. It’s going to take hard work to clean up the damage done by Donald Trump and Dana is the partner we need in Congress to help move our state and country forward. Dana has proven that she has what it takes to win in November and I’m proud to be fully in her corner.”

Kirsten Gillibrand
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

“I am proud to endorse Dana Balter’s run for Congress. Dana knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and to face the possibility of going bankrupt due to health care costs. Her values and plans have been shaped by her own experiences, and she’s committed to serving the people of her district – not special interests. Dana and I share many goals, including getting big money out of politics and ensuring that everyone has affordable, high-quality health care. I look forward to partnering with her to accomplish these goals in Congress.”

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

“Dana Balter knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to make ends meet. At a time when the Trump administration continues to fail Central and Western New York, Dana Balter will be a strong partner in Congress who will fight hard for our state’s economic recovery and can be counted on by New Yorkers. I know what it’s like firsthand to turn a competitive seat from Red to Blue, and I’m looking forward to using my experience and support to help elect Democratic women like Dana Balter who will stand up for New Yorkers in swing districts across the state.”

Kathy Hochul
DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos

DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos

“Congressman John Katko’s embrace of Donald Trump only tells part of his story in Washington. His failure to hold drug manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid crisis, his loyalty to special interests and his vote to give massive tax breaks to corporations at the expense of Central New York’s middle- and working-class families prove who Katko really is: a man changed. Dana Balter is running for Congress because she understands the challenges facing Central New Yorkers. In 2018, Dana gave Katko his toughest re-election fight yet and she’s ready to finish the job this November.”

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries

“I’m excited to be supporting Dana Balter for Congress because she is a vigorous advocate for the people of her district and a champion for progressive solutions to the challenges that working families in our state face. She’s the partner we need in our delegation to fix the damage done by the Trump administration and move forward on key issues like ensuring that everyone has healthcare. Dana Balter has proven that she is the candidate who can flip this seat from red to blue and I’m proud to be supporting her.”

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Congresswoman Katie Porter

Congresswoman Katie Porter

“I’m excited to support Dana Balter for Congress because she is a tireless champion for working families. Dana will be a great partner on key issues including ensuring that everyone has healthcare, getting big money out of our politics, and creating an economy that works for all. I know what it takes to flip a seat from red to blue and Dana Balter is the strongest candidate to win in November.”

State Senator Rachel May

“I am proud to support Dana Balter in her campaign for Congress. Her campaign is about building community, engaging people in solutions, and making the strongest possible case for a government of, by, and for the people. She shows up, listens, and will fight for all of us to have good healthcare and a fair economy. Most importantly, I know she will always represent the people of the 24th district, not corporate interests–that’s why she has been able to build such a powerful grassroots movement. She ran an incredible campaign in 2018 and I am confident she will flip the district blue in November.”

NY State Senator Rachel May

Balter has been endorsed by 24 local leaders — including all three of the Democratic challengers running for New York Assembly in NY-24:

Dana Balter endorsed by:

  • Kenan Baldridge

    Former Town of Rose Supervisor
  • Leslie Baxter

    Scipio Town Councilor
  • Sara Bollinger

    Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Susan Boyle

    Former Syracuse Common Councilor
  • Judy Boyke

    Town of Cicero Councilor
  • Dia Carabajal

    former Auburn City Councilor & candidate for NYS Assembly — 126th District
  • Melina Carnicelli

    Former Mayor of Auburn
  • Scott Comegys

    Candidate for NYS Assembly — 130th District
  • Elaine Denton

    Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Tom Drumm

    Oswego County Legislator
  • Daniel Farfaglia

    Former Minority Leader of the Oswego County Legislature
  • Melissa Flint Morgan

    Mayor of Tully
  • Katelyn Kriesel

    Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Mary Kuhn

    Onondaga County Legislator
  • Susan McBrearty

    Oswego City Councilor
  • Cody Phillips

    Walworth Town Councilor
  • Kerin Rigney

    Town of Dewitt Councilor
  • Tammy Sayre

    Town of Marcellus Councilor
  • Gail Tosh

    Candidate for NYS Assembly — 120th District
  • Heather Allison Waters

    Town of Manlius Councilor
  • Monica Williams

    Former Onondaga County Legislator
  • Vernon Williams

    Onondaga County Legislator
  • Sam Young

    DeWitt Town Councilor