Press Release
August 7, 2018

Jamie Romeo

Rochester, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Jamie Romeo’s candidacy for the NYS Assembly District 136. The NYS Assembly District 136 covers portions of the City of Rochester and parts of the Towns of Irondequoit, Brighton, Pittsford and Penfield.

CSEA represents approximately 300,000 active and retired, public and private sector employees, including 45,000 members in Western Region 6 which serves Monroe County. Approximately 86 percent of CSEA membership in the Western Region are prime voters.

“We are pleased to announce the endorsement of Democrat Jamie Romeo for NYS Assembly 136th District,” said Kathy Button, Western Region President. “Jamie has been a good friend to labor and especially CSEA over the years. Her intelligence, life experience and passion for delivering results for our community makes her the best choice to represent us in the NYS Assembly.”

Bess Watts, CSEA Monroe County Local President added, “CSEA supports candidates who support working people regardless of political affiliation. Jamie Romeo will no doubt hit the ground running. We are convinced she will focus on legislation that will make our communities stronger and safer.”

Primary Election Day in New York State is Thursday, September 13.

Ove Overmyer, Spokesperson
CSEA Western Region

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in New York State. CSEA represents approximately 300,000 members in both the public and private sector who work for or worked for state government, county government, local municipalities, school districts, library systems, college and universities systems plus health and child care facilities. Formed in 1910, CSEA has improved the lives of hardworking New Yorkers for more than a century. CSEA is the largest affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO.


About Author

Ove Overmyer

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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