The South Asian Times

21 May 2019 17:00 PM

Indian-American Jeremy Cooney challenging Joe Robach for NY Senate seat

New York: An Indian American attorney who once served as Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren’s chief of staff has announced his intentions to make a run of his own.

Jeremy Cooney, a Democrat, announced recently that he will challenge Joe Robach in the race for the state Senate seat in the 56th District.

Cooney has also served as a staffer for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Louise Slaughter and former Gov. David Paterson.

“I’ve spent the past few weeks meeting with people who are looking for change and for a representative that votes correctly on issues important to them, such as raising the minimum wage, common-sense gun safety, long-overdue bail reform, and providing educational opportunities for immigrant families,” Cooney said in a news release.

“For the past 15 years, we’ve been dealt short-term tax relief that’s no substitute for real economic growth — the type of growth that creates stable, good-paying jobs that give people the confidence to buy a house, start a family, and continue to call upstate New York home,” he said.

Another Indian American, Kevin Thomas, is also running for a state Senate seat in the state, but from the 6th Legislative District.

The man Cooney is challenging, incumbent Sen. Robach, has served the district since 2003.

Update: 07 June, 2018