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Leslie Danks Burke was the 2016 Democratic nominee for NY State Senate in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates counties. In a district registered only 32% Democratic, she garnered 45% of the vote. Following the election, she founded the nonpartisan Trailblazers PAC to invest in local office candidates across New York State and Pennsylvania who stand up for clean government. Leslie has worked on countless campaigns for local, state, and national candidates. As a lawyer and a public advocate for rural health care and education, Leslie serves on the boards of the regional Planned Parenthood affiliate, her county library foundation, and her regional community college foundation.
Rodney J. Strange was elected to four terms on the Elmira School Board where he also served as Board President. In 2010 he was first elected to the Chemung County Legislature representing the 15th legislative district and is currently serving his second four year term. Rodney is Chairman of the Chemung County Republican Committee and a Regional Vice Chair of the New York State Republican Committee. He has been active in local, state and national politics for the past 35 years.

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