“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.”Continue reading »
"It's so important to have a strong advocate in the majority in the state Senate to be a champion for your communities and to deliver for your communities," DiNapoli said. "I know that John Mannion really values public service and is in this for the right reasons."Continue reading »
"We've seen him truly dive into the work that the Auburn area is doing with respect to protecting the Owasco Lake Watershed. As a longtime teacher, he brings a keen sense of how education funding from Albany badly needs reforming for our local districts. And he wisely views the need to deal with the state's fiscal challenges by both looking to strategically cut expenses while also asking the ultra-wealthy to pay just a little more."Continue reading »
"This pandemic has only highlighted the disparity within multiple systems," he told The Citizen. "I go with the same intent that I did in the past which was to be a strong advocate for the working people of central New York."Continue reading »
"We focused on connecting with voters by phone. We really have been very successful at that. We’ve had some great conversations,” Mannion said.
The West Genesee High School teacher says most concerns naturally revolve around the pandemic, including furloughs and unemployment insurance. Mannion has also appeared at events supporting the US Postal Service and its workers.
He says his previous run gives him a bit of an edge, even if he can’t engage with as many people directly.
“I’ve already established relationships with many of our elected officials, business leaders, and leaders of community organizations, and many of them have discussed with me the challenges in front of them.”Continue reading »
"New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli endorsed John Mannion in the 50th state Senate District race last week.
DiNapoli has served as state comptroller since 2007. He is the first statewide elected official to endorse Mannion, a Democrat, in this central New York state Senate race. "Continue reading »
"Mannion is one of 49 Democrats running for state Senate who received endorsements from powerful labor unions, like CSEA and the New York State AFL-CIO, ahead of November’s general election. Mannion received both CSEA and AFL-CIO endorsements."Continue reading »