Harry Bronson

Rochester – NYS Assembly member Harry Bronson held on to the Democratic line in defending his seat representing the 138th District, according to unofficial primary election results released July 8. CSEA recognizes Bronson as a working families champion.

Bronson earned 7,074 of the 12,726 votes cast, or roughly 57 percent. His opponent, Alex Yudelson, only managed 43 percent of the vote.

Their battle for the party nomination was among the most watched of the New York State primary season, which ended with the election on June 23.

Despite being a five-term legislator and loyal to union causes, Bronson was swindled out of his party’s endorsement to Yudelson in an internal election of party committees that yielded accusations of nepotism and rule-bending.

Western Region President Steve Healy calls Bronson a champion for working people. “No one works harder than Harry—and gets proven results,” said Healy.

Healy added, “We are thrilled to support and partner with an elected official that respects and understands the value of public employees and worker rights. We will do everything in our power to make sure he keeps his seat in the Assembly,” he said.

“I am so humbled to have the support and endorsement of the members of CSEA,” said Assemblymember Harry Bronson.

The 138th Assembly District covers Chili, Henrietta, and a wide portion of the City of Rochester. The Monroe County Board of Elections is expected to certify the results in the coming days.

-Ove Overmyer



About Author

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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