Endorsements

 
 
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New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN)

NYPAN is a statewide organization built upon local chapter affiliates. Three NYPAN chapters are in New York's 23rd District, and all endorsed Ian Golden as the candidate who best represents the organization's vision and mission of a safe, just, and sustainable world. NYPAN mobilizes citizens and advocates for — and defends — the well-being of the people within its communities, and seeks to facilitate constructive dialogue in order to promote progressive unity.

 

Rich John, Tompkins Co. Legislator

I have known Ian Golden for many years as a local businessman and fellow runner.  He is smart, energetic, open minded, and engaged in our community. As his business is in my local Tompkins County district, I have spoken with him often about the challenges of success in a small company. He meets a payroll. The simple name-calling that Tom Reed has taken up is farcical. Ian would actually represent us, rather than the out-of-district donors that Tom Reed is dependent upon. Real representation is what we should want, and certainly deserve. Ian is the real deal. 

 
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don barber, retired town of caroline supervisor

Ian, like his competition for the Democratic nomination, comes to this campaign with no prior experience in running for elected office. This should never be seen as an impediment, as every elected official started from that same point. All the candidates are getting on-the-job training and developing with each passing day. Ian is visibly growing into this new role. 
What makes each candidate unique? Their life’s experiences and values. Ian’s life experiences include owning a small business and having the discipline to be a runner who has already run the length of the 23rd District. And his three key values are reflected in his core beliefs, and speak to concerns and insecurities that we are all facing: climate change is the greatest threat to humanity we have faced, health care must change from a privilege to a right, and we are stronger together than we are alone.

 
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Gloria Sanchez, friend and Executive Assistant to Ian and Brian

I have known Ian for many years. I run with him, but we've always talked about political platforms and strategies; I know he is a sensible man of great integrity who works hard for his family and community. I am an immigrant from Mexico, and I must renew my work permit annually while waiting for my residency permit. Since I have worked with Ian's campaign, I have discovered again and again that I’m NOT powerless as an immigrant, when it comes to bringing a positive change in my community and making sure my four kids’ and my future is brighter and more promising. I have worked harder and for longer hours on this campaign than for anything else I have worked for in my whole life (minus being a mother, of course!). Through being his friend for years, I know what he stands for, and I know he will try to make the right choice consistently, so that what we need in our district can be delivered in due time.