(Endicott, NY) –Surrounded by supporters at her annual Blues & BBQ fundraiser, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced Thursday her plans to seek a sixth term in the New York State Assembly.
“It’s an honor to serve the people of the 123rd Assembly District,” said Assemblywoman Lupardo. “I work hard every day to make sure that the needs of the Southern Tier are not overlooked. We have numerous challenges that require strong and thoughtful leaders who can work across party lines to get things done.”
Since first being elected in 2004, Lupardo has helped Binghamton University grow, playing a crucial role in the construction of its Innovative Technologies Complex. Lupardo has also been a champion for Upstate schools, securing increased funding for local school aid. She has received praise for her work on environmental issues and her advocacy for those with mental health and developmental disabilities.
In addition to these important areas, Lupardo plans to continue work on children and families issues; including a focus on early learning and afterschool programs. A renewed focus on local agriculture is an on-going effort, as the Assemblywoman plans to promote local food systems through increased production, manufacturing, and marketing opportunities.
Assemblywoman Lupardo currently holds several leadership positions, including chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, vice chair of the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, and co-chair of the New York State Legislative Aviation Caucus. She also serves on the following committees: Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Higher Education, Transportation, and Veterans’ Affairs.