Former Vestal Town Supervisor Turns in Petition for State Senate

Published 07/10 2014 04:01PM

Updated 07/10 2014 05:09PM

Former Vestal Town Supervisor Anndrea Starzak says she's ready to challenge State Senator Tom Libous in this year's election.

Her petition signatures were turned in in Albany, this afternoon.

Starzak, who is running on the democratic line, served three terms as Vestal Supervisor and was a teacher for 20 years.

She says she decided she wanted to get in the race shortly before news of Senator Libous's indictment came down last week. In the past week, all of the signatures were collected.

A few of her platform ideas include campaign finance reform, an increase in the minimum wage, changing the way educating funding formula to help poorer school districts and supporting the Women's Equality Agenda.

The Working Families Party and Citizen Action endorse Starzak.

"I think I want the voters to know that I will work with integrity and responsibility to do the best things for our area. You've heard several of our platform goals. We are looking for the economic good of this region. We want to help to have a democratic senate, because that way we can make a lot of things that have been stalled in the past move forward," said Starzak.

State Senator Libous's campaign submitted his petition signatures today as well.

He will be running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines.

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