Rachel May

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Senator Dave Valesky had decided to end his campaign for re-election, saying the time has come to move on.  Valesky narrowly lost the democratic primary to Rachel May earlier this month.  He released a statement today that indicated the difficult choice he had to make.

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Democrats in the state senate’s 53rd district will have a choice on tomorrow’s ballot between a long-term in incumbent and a progressive challenger.  Dave Valesky is trying to fend off strong opposition from Rachel May.   


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New York Senate Candidate Rachel May says the disbanding of the Independent Democratic Conference might open the door for progressive change in the state.  The IDC was a small faction within the Democratic Party that typically caucused and voted with Republicans.  May is challenging incumbent David Valesky, a now-former IDC member, for the 53rd district seat.  She says she hopes to help change the attitude in the State Senate.

Scott Willis / WAER News

A Syracuse resident who’s been politically active behind the scenes for decades has decided it’s her turn to enter the fray as a candidate.   Rachel May is seeking the democratic nomination for the 53rd district senate seat held by Dave Valesky.   She wants to make a few things clear:

"I am a mother, an educator, a concerned citizen, and a democrat," she declared.