Elected Officials

Mayor of Syracuse, NY

Mayor Ben Walsh

“Do I think he’s what best for the city of Syracuse for that position?” Walsh said. “I ultimately came to the conclusion that he is. So I agreed to endorse him.”
United States Senator

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

"John Mannion's voice is one that Albany needs to hear," said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. "As a lifelong Central New Yorker and a teacher for nearly 30 years, he knows how critical it is to fight for our families and make sure that Upstate isn't left behind."
New York State Comptroller

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

"As a teacher of more than 20 years and a lifelong central New Yorker, John Mannion's neighbors know that he's the kind of representative we need in Albany — now more than ever," DiNapoli said. "I look forward to working with him next year as we weather the crisis of COVID-19 and begin the work of building an even more vibrant and resilient state in its wake."


New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

“As the Senate debates standardized testing, state funding to our public schools and colleges and countless other important education issues, we believe that the voice and experience of a classroom teacher in that chamber would be invaluable for all New Yorkers,” Pallotta said. “John Mannion is a dedicated and tireless leader who is knowledgeable and passionate about public education, and will do a tremendous job representing his Central New York district.”

Civil Service Employees Association

"Throughout his years as a public school teacher and labor activist, John Mannion has fought for the working men and women of central New York," said Kenny Greenleaf, president of CSEA Region 5, which includes central New York. "During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to have a seat at the table and a voice for labor in Albany."
Council 66

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

"Throughout his years as an educator and public school teacher, John has demonstrated his dedication to our community and he understands the needs of working families in this region." - Steve Barnum, President AFSCME Council 400
IAFF Local 1446

Auburn Fire Fighters

Sean Corcoran, president of Auburn Firefighters Local 1446, called Mannion a "genuinely honest person" who is "hoping to represent our district evenly, fairly and with vigor." "We wish him success in his endeavor and are willing to support his campaign in any way he needs," Corcoran added.

United Auto Workers

“We are proud to stand with John Mannion and endorse his State Senate campaign. John is a proven fighter who has stood up for organized labor and worked to build a stronger community." - John O'Hara, UAW Local 624

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)

"We need more leaders like John Mannion who believe it's time to fix our broken healthcare system and who will advocate for nurses' priorities," said NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN. "As a teacher and union leader, we know John will fight for worker protections, good pay, and fair contracts. Nurses and healthcare workers in Central New York need strong voices like John Mannion in Albany, and we're proud to endorse his campaign for State Senate."

Syracuse Teachers Association

"The Syracuse Teachers Association is pleased to endorse John Mannion in the upcoming election. John has always been a passionate advocate for teachers and urban education."


SEIU Local 200United



International Brotherhood of Electricians (IBEW)

Communication Workers of America (CWA)

Carpenters (NASRCC)

Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET)

Local 60



Public Employee Federation

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 4

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Advocacy Organizations

National Organization for Women (NOW) - New York State

Mickey Belosi, President, CNY National Organization for Women, said, “Central New York NOW is proud to support the state endorsement of John Mannion. His support of key legislation important to protecting women, sexual harassment legislation, gun violence, revenge porn, a rape survivor bill of rights, and broadening access to run-away and homeless survivors for sexually exploited youth are all reasons we support his candidacy."