LeeAnn Lazarony, former Mayor of Cassadaga and the 2016 Democratic nominee for Chautauqua County Clerk, endorsed Democratic Congressional Candidate Eddie Sundquist today. Lazarony also serves on the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee, where she is an active member.
In an email to supporters, Lazarony stated:
“To put it simply, Eddie is the best candidate to take on Tom Reed in this district. And we have a chance to send one of our own – someone who was born and raised in Chautauqua County – to Congress.”
Lazarony went on to say:
“During my campaign for Chautauqua County Clerk, Eddie was everywhere. He showed up at nearly every event to be a tireless advocate for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot here. It didn’t matter when or where the event was, or who was campaigning – Eddie was there.
Eddie is also committed to solving an issue particularly close to my heart: the opioid crisis. Recently, the CDC revised the number of deaths from drug overdoses up to over 60,000 in 2016, a record that saw a rise of over 20% from the previous year. the opioid epidemic has hit our county particularly hard and Eddie is committed to finding solutions to heal our families. He has personally asked me about my experiences dealing with this crisis, and has taken my comments to heart. With strong leadership from people like Eddie, we can begin to solve this crisis.”
In response, Democratic Congressional Candidate Eddie Sundquist released the following statement:
“LeeAnn Lazarony is an outstanding public servant and someone who routinely fights for working New York families. I look forward to working with experts like LeeAnn while I am in Congress, to find solutions to the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our communities.”