Senate District 23 - General Election


ENDORSED CANDIDATE – DIANE SAVINO – DEM, WFP, IND
Age: N/A
Occupation: Senator, NYS Senate
Education: St. John’s University (BA); Cornell Industrial School of Labor Relations(degree not reported)

Diane Savino is the current incumbent for Senate District 23, having served in the Senate since 2004.  She was previously vice president of DC 37, the municipal employee union.  If re-elected, Savino believes that her experience and bipartisan approach will enable her to continue to advance issues impacting children and families, such as reform of the juvenile justice system and addressing the backlog of foster care cases.  Savino strongly supports Citizens Union’s reform agenda; she supports second passage of the constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission, and voted for first passage.  She is a passionate supporter of campaign finance reform including a public matching system.  She worked closely on campaign finance reform in 2007 as part of a legislative working group collaborating with former Governor Eliot Spitzer.  Citizens Union found Savino energetic, thoughtful on policy issues, and was impressed by her accomplishments in the senate.  We therefore endorse her candidacy.

 

LISA GREY – REP, CON, SC
Has not returned questionnaire
Candidate could not be scheduled for an interview by Citizens Union