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Jordan, Amedure get Upstate Jobs Party nod

Oct 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Amanda Fries is reporting for Capitol Confidential the Upstate Jobs Party has endorsed a bipartisan trio of state legislative candidates ahead of the November general election. The party this week announced its support of Republican state Sen. Daphne Jordan; Senate Republican candidate Rich Amedure, candidate for the 46th Senate District seat; and Democrat state Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara. Martin Babinec, founder of the Upstate Jobs Party and a former congressional candidate, said these candidates will help further the party’s agenda, which includes reforming the economic development system, overhauling the education system, supporting the innovation economy and seeking comprehensive government reform. The Upstate Jobs Party was founded in 2016 by Babinec, and in 2017, the party supported independent candidate Ben Walsh, who was elected Syracuse mayor on the third party line. In 2018, three of the four state legislators the party supported were elected, and in six out of the seven people endorsed by the party in local elections won in 2019. Jordan received the party's endorsement in 2018. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.