NORWICH – Anndrea Starzak, Democratic candidate for State Senate, launched her campaign tour through the Southern Tier this week which included a noontime rally in East Park in Norwich on Wednesday.
Starzak announced her candidacy for the senate seat in June, with the backing of the Chenango, Broome, Delaware and Tioga Democratic committees. Starzak said on Wednesday that she plans to use her past experience as a school teacher and Supervisor for the Town of Vestal to advocate for statewide changes in health and education, promote good jobs and fair wages, improve infrastructure, and end corruption in Albany.
“We need a new Senator who works for all of us and who will put the needs of the people above her own,” said Starzak. “It’s time for a change.”
Starzak is running on a platform centered heavily on education and improving the local economy. “We need a senator who will fight for fair school funding from the state and make sure that our local property tax payers are given a break,” she said. “Currently, New York State owes over $20 million to Tioga County Schools and over $60 million to Broome County Schools since 2006. I will fight for fair funding for our schools.”