Tom Reed may have his work cut out for him in his campaign for reelection as representative for the 23rd Congressional District
Leslie Danks Burke officially opened her new campaign office on Third Street in Jamestown on Tuesday. Danks Burke is seeking the Democratic nomination for the US House of Representatives as the representative for the 23rd district against Reed, R-Corning.
"I'm excited to open an office in Jamestown and have a daily presence on the ground in the western part of this district," said Danks Burke. "Chautauqua (County) will be critical to winning the election this November."
Burke opens campaign office
The grand opening of the new campaign office in Jamestown featured remarks from Danks Burke about the election, as well as refreshments and a Q&A session at the end of the event for anyone interested in learning about future campaign activities. On hand for the opening were Mayor Sam Teresi, Jamestown City Councilman Vince DeJoy, D-Ward 4, and County Legislator Bill Coughlin, D-Fredonia. Danks Burke fielded questions from the audience about hot topics including energy policy, job creation, medicare, and women's rights.
Danks Burke currently lives in Tompkins County where she practices law and in the past has served as chair of the Town of Ithaca Democratic Party as well as being an advocate for several community health and education groups and serving on the board of the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation.
U.S. House-candidate Leslie Danks Burke meets with County Legislator William Coughlin, D-Fredonia, and Jamestown City Councilman Vince DeJoy, D-Ward 4, at the opening of her new campaign center in Jamestown.
P-J photo by Ryan Atkins