Last week, Vice President of Outreach & Engagement Marty Rouse – a Long Island native – traveled a total of 1,450 miles, hitting all the corners of New York state. He visited seven counties and campaigned with seven candidates.
Read on to learn about his trip…
In Upstate New York, Marty connected with Victory Fund endorsed candidate visited Minita Sanghvi, running for the Saratoga Springs City Council, and Nina Nichols, running to be the next Mayor of Troy. Nina will be the first woman elected Mayor of Troy and the first out LGBTQ+ person elected Mayor of Troy!
Victory Fund Leadership Team member Vikrum Vishnubhakta also hosted a fundraiser for Minita in Manhattan attended by New York state Senator Brad Hoylman and Tom Duane (New York’s first out LGBTQ+ state senator). Marty also met with LGBTQ+ advocates and community leaders including former Albany City Councilmember Richard Conti and longtime LGBTQ+ advocate Libby Post, founder of New York state first LGBTQ+ rights organization!
In the Hudson Valley, he connected with three elected officials: Dutchess County Commissioner Craig Brendli, and Ulster County Commissioners Peter Criswell and Eric Stewart.
Then on to Long Island, where Marty joined a postcard party with Glen Cove City Councilmember Marsha Silverman in Nassau County (which they both have called home!)
Finally, Marty traveled way west to New York’s southern tier where he met with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist and some of his supporters. Famed comedienne Lucille Ball was born and raised in Jamestown and Marty visited the Lucy and Desi Museum there!
Our Outreach and Engagement team will be back on the road for Election Day. Stay tuned for more updates!