Mayer endorsed by Schumer, Gillibrand

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State Assembly candidate Shelley Mayer announced yesterday that she’s been endorsed by U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Mayer, a Democrat, will be the only party-line candidate in a March 20 special election for the 93rd Assembly District to replace Mike Spano, who resigned from the assembly when he became the city’s mayor.

“We need a strong, qualified advocate like Shelley Mayer fighting for Yonkers in the New York State Assembly. In these tough economic times, Shelley’s passion and strong work ethic will help provide real results for the people of Yonkers. Now more than ever, we need proven leaders like Shelley to fight for our kids, our jobs, and our community,” Schumer said in a press release issued by Mayer’s campaign.

“Shelley Mayer has devoted her life to public service, and has the passion, drive, and experience to represent Yonkers in the New York State Assembly. As a proven leader Shelley knows how to get things done, which means she’ll be able to hit the ground running to help deliver for our businesses, schools, and communities. We need more women like Shelley to run for office and chart a new course for government,” Gillibrand said in the same statement.

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  1. Schumer, of all people, recommends that we set a “new course” for government. It is to laugh.