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US Senator Chuck Schumer Endorses Suzi Oppenheimer: Senator Praises Her Leadership in Education and Ability to Forge Consensus

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US Senator Chuck Schumer Endorses Suzi Oppenheimer: Senator Praises Her Leadership in Education and Ability to Forge Consensus

October 28, 2010 - 15:12

Mamaroneck, NY – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has endorsed Suzi Oppenheimer for State Senate, citing her ability to break through the Albany gridlock and her leadership on education reforms that will better prepare New York students for the challenges of the 21st century.

As the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Oppenheimer led the fight this year to pass landmark education reforms that were instrumental in delivering $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds to schools in New York State. She has also fought for a permanent state-level solution to Westchester’s property tax crisis and has worked to balance environmental issues with opportunities for economic development and job creation.

“Suzi Oppenheimer has been a knowledgeable and determined advocate for New York, especially on issues of importance to Westchester such as education, flood control, and lowering burdensome property taxes,” said Senator Schumer. “We have worked together to protect the citizens of Westchester County. Suzi’s leadership was critical to New York winning the federal Race to the Top competition. There is no question that Westchester needs her skilled service.”

“I am pleased to receive the endorsement of one of our most accomplished U.S. Senators and a major ally of Westchester,” stated Senator Oppenheimer. “Senator Schumer and I have developed a strong working relationship and I look forward to our continued collaboration on behalf of the citizens of Westchester. I know that whenever Westchester needs a voice in Washington, I am able to combine forces with Chuck and get results.”

As U.S. Senator, Chuck Schumer has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most successful public advocates for middle class families. To learn more about his campaign for U.S. Senate, visit www.chuckschumer.com.

Senator Oppenheimer represents the 37th Senate District, which includes the Cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains, and the Towns of Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Castle, North Castle, Ossining, Rye, and Scarsdale.