Rachel May for NY State Senate!
I’m running for NY State Senate! My goal is to help flip the Senate from red to blue, which would make it possible to pass a lot of truly progressive legislation. Please support me — my opponent is a very well funded incumbent who spreads a lot of pork around the district, so it’s an uphill battle to defeat him.
10 Democratic Primaries to Watch in 2018
Huffington Post picks challenges to the IDC in the NYS Senate as a top priority for Democrats in 2018.
NY Sen. David Valesky unfazed by growing pressure to rejoin mainstream Democrats
Sen. Valesky reiterated his allegiance to the IDC and his close relationship to Senate Republicans, as news broke about potential challenger Rachel May.
State Sen. Dave Valesky May Face Primary Challenge
Syracuse University administrator Rachel May has filed paperwork with the New York Board of Elections to raise money for a Democratic primary campaign in the 53rd Senate District.
May, SU’s director of sustainability education, is part of the group True Blue NY-53 that formed this year.
How gerrymandered is the NYS legislature?
By Darla Cameron, The Washington Post. Scroll down for a graph that shows the New York State Senate is one of the 10 most severely gerrymandered legislative bodies in the country, and the Assembly is also heavily skewed to favor Republicans.