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Cynthia Appleton, NY State Senate 59

2 Nov

Just a last minute reminder to voters in New York State Senate District 59 to get out and vote for one of the most sincere candidates for public office in 2010, Cynthia Appleton.


I endorsed this woman yesterday as did the rest of the writers at WNYMedia because she’ll be a true citizen legislator who understands the complex issues facing this mixed suburban, exurban and rural district.  She’s an advocate for sensible reform and increased transparency.  Check out her positions on the issues and please consider giving her your vote.

Appleton Returns #DSCC Money, Stands on Principle #SD59 #NYSen

27 Oct

While former Sheriff and Tom Reynolds ally Pat Gallivan dukes it out with Islamophobic/xenophobic ignorant birther David DiPietro, Cynthia Appleton has been mounting a competent campaign focusing on issues and ethics.  Her strengths on these points is highlighted by the press release shown below, explaining why she returned a campaign contribution she received from the corrupt and execrable New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.

DiPietro is a shameful embarrassment to himself and his supporters, including his erstwhile ones, like Carl Paladino.  David DiPietro is also overdue in submitting pre-General Election financial disclosure information to the Board of Elections.  Gallivan may be a good cop, but he is a Reynolds ally and is the thankfully-departing Dale Volker’s pick to succeed him. He’s received an exorbitant amount of money from Republican apparatchiki, including minority leader Dean Skelos.  (In other words, Gallivan would merely be Skelos’ puppet in a Republican majority).

Cynthia Appleton, on the other hand, is someone who works in the private sector and isn’t a career politician or serial candidate.  She hasn’t insulted entire swaths of the population of the state of New York, and she is principled.

Cynthia Appleton, candidate for the State Senate in the 59th District, announced today that she received a contribution yesterday from the New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, and that she is returning the DSCC money.  “In light of last week’s very troubling report of the the State Inspector General about the conduct of some members of the State Senate leadership regarding the AEG bid, this is not money I can accept,” Appleton stated.  “I also want to make it clear that I could not in good conscience vote for anyone under investigation for a leadership position once I become a Senator.  I have spent this campaign talking to voters about reforming Albany not because it’s a campaign tactic, but because it’s what I believe we must do.”  Appleton is running on a platform that includes calling for real ethics reforms, so that legislators won’t be able to police themselves anymore, independent non-partisan redistricting, term limits, and greater transparency in Senate conduct.  “I will not bring any conflicts of interest to Albany with me, because I will make serving the people of the 59th District my only job. I will retire from my career as a nurse and make the work of representing the voters my only concern.  No outside income, no clients, no ulterior motives,” Appleton said.

Here is a debate that Channel 2 held featuring all 3 candidates for this Volker seat. For instance, when asked a question: how would you help create jobs in WNY, Gallivan talked about Albany corruption, spending, and franking privileges.  Disgraceful DiPietro basically just calls Gallivan an asshole, and complains about the fact that dry cleaners like his are regulated (because of the toxins they use).  Cynthia Appleton actually answers the question.


Here is Cynthia’s introductory video:


Please contribute to Appleton’s campaign so she can make up the tainted DSCC money she returned.  Make a difference for the suburban and rural SD-59 district that needs principled, sane leadership and representation.


Cynthia Appleton: Democrat for SD-59

14 Jun

There is, at long last, a Democratic candidate for Dale Volker’s Senate Seat of Unfathomable Anger®.

Cynthia M. Appleton of Warsaw, Wyoming County, declared her candidacy for the 59th State Senate District yesterday at the annual Wyoming County Democrats’ Flag Day Party. The 59th District consists of portions of Erie, Livingston, and Ontario Counties, and all of Wyoming County.

Appleton is a critical care nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital and has worked in health care, including over a decade at the Wyoming County Hospital, for thirty-five years. She and her husband Gary raised their son Gregory in Warsaw, where Appleton is now serving her third term as a Village Trustee. She is also a mainstay of local theater productions as an award-winning director and actor. A member of the Warsaw Grange 1088, the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer with the local grandparents program, among other commitments, Appleton is a true leader in her community.

Appleton addressed the crowd of supporters and explained her reasons for running for State Senate this year. She pointed to the problems of high taxes and the recent budget impasse to demonstrate that Albany is in desperate need of reform.

Appleton drew on her professional background to explain how Albany could change for the better: “I would contend that our government needs more teachers, more farmers, more business people, and, yes, more nurses to replace our career politicians. Elected officials are often called public servants, but all too often they serve only special interests, with their lobbyists and large campaign contributions. Nurses, on the other hand, serve everyone.”

The approach Appleton brings to her career is one, she explains, she would bring to public service in the State Senate. “Nurses don’t treat people differently because someone happens to be a Democrat, Republican, or an independent. We aspire to be objective professionals who put our job above any sort of personal or partisan interests, in order to best serve our communities. Unfortunately for us all, many of our New York State Senators have often stubbornly refused to demonstrate such professionalism, and instead choose partisan gridlock over public service, resistance over reform.”

As she concluded her remarks, Appleton stated, “I’m a Wyoming County native from a family which has been farming for generations and from parents who successfully managed a small business in upstate New York for many years. I know this district, and I know Albany is failing this district and the entire state.” Appleton said, “ I want us to do better, to make New York State great again: a place where our young people want to and are able to stay, live, work, and raise their families. I believe together we can do better, and I pledge to go to work for you to do just that.”

Rochester Mayor and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was on hand for Appleton’s announcement. He urged the crowd to sign on to Andrew Cuomo’s New New York agenda. After Appleton did so, Duffy endorsed her to the audience, saying, “I’m really excited about her candidacy.” Noting her community roots, he said, “It really is about getting folks elected who represent people.”