Stonewall Democrats of Western New York is proud, and thrilled, to support a true progressive and independently minded candidate in Sean Cooney for the office of NYS Senate District 58. Sean Cooney has been a champion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights for years, and as state senator, we know that he will be our voice in Albany, and will always vigorously defend equality and justice. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a great candidate in him to restore equality to the office of the NYS 58th Senate District, which is currently so lacking.
SDWNY looks forward to the coming year and campaign, as we will work with our candidate Sean Cooney to replace the current incumbent and anti-LGBT senator, William Stachowski. Sean Cooney, endorsed unanimously at our February meeting, has an absolutely perfect record on and grasp of LGBT issues and civil rights. When elected to the New York State Senate, Sean Cooney will be one of our fiercest advocates on the issues important to the LGBT community—such as the Gender Non-Discrimination Act, the Dignity for All Students Act and the Marriage Equality bill—where he will continue the staunch, equality-minded advocacy he has worked on for years with the LGBT community in Western New York. Never will we have to doubt Sean Cooney's commitment to the issues important to our community and families, and never will Sean Cooney have to doubt our commitment to his candidacy. We congratulate Sean Cooney on receiving our endorsement, and look forward to the work to be done in the year ahead which will result in his election as NYS Senator from the 58th District.
Read more about the race in the 58th here.
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