TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins Count Democratic Committee (TCDC) has endorsed Democratic Josh Riley, the Congressional candidate for NY-19.

The TCDC said that it chose to endorse Riley because it believes he will help strengthen democracy, revitalize the economy, insulate work families from rising costs, defend the full potential for all children, none of whom should live in poverty, and act to combat climate change.

Additionally, the TCDC said it believes Riley can attract voters across the aisles with his commitment to public service and vast experience.

“I am so honored to have the Tompkins County Democratic Committee’s endorsement. Our nation is facing big challenges — from rising costs to an assault on fundamental liberties. We need fewer professional politicians and more new leaders,” Riley said. “I’m excited to get to work with TCDC to bring change.”

The Democratic primary is being held on August 23, 2022.

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