POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement on his historic endorsement from the Poughkeepsie Journal.
“The Poughkeepsie Journal has a long history of covering the issues most important to our community. I’m proud that my record during my first term in the State Senate has earned their words of support. I look forward to returning to the State Senate to continue to deliver further property tax relief, help those suffering from Lyme disease and pass the Women’s Equality Act.”
In its endorsement announcement, the Poughkeepsie Journal referred to Senator Terry Gipson as a ‘meticulous, thoughtful lawmaker’ and noted that ‘voters of the 41st Senate District have many good reasons to re-elect him.’ The Poughkeepsie Journal applauded Senator Gipson as a staunch supporter of open government and common sense initiatives to clean up Albany and increase transparency in state government.
The Poughkeepsie Journal also stated that they decided to endorse Senator Gipson due to his commitment to bringing financial relief to localities. The editorial board noted that, ‘Gipson has shown that he is looking for the best ideas, political affiliations aside, and that is something that every voter in the district should not cast aside lightly.’
Drawing a clear comparison between Senator Gipson and his anti-choice opponent Sue Serino, the Poughkeepsie Journal noted that Senator Gipson ‘rightly supports all aspects of the Women’s Equality Act, including a measure that would codify Roe. v. Wade in state law.’
The Poughkeepsie Journal also noted that Sue Serino voted to implement the Dutchess County energy tax. The Editorial Board cited that Serino was unable to offer ways to balance the county budget without relying on revenue generated by the energy tax on the hard working residents and businesses. They warned, ‘That, in and of itself, should give voters reason to pause.’
The Poughkeepsie Journal’s endorsement concluded by stating that ‘Gipson has worked hard across the district and deserves two more years to see what more he can accomplish.’