Indian American Jeremy Cooney favored to win NYS Senate seat

New York: India-born Jeremy Cooney is about to win his race for New York State Senate and become the newest member of the Asian American & Pacific Islander American (AAPI) Caucus.

Supported by Indian American IMPACT Fund, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, and Senator Kevin Thomas, the Democrat is running against Michael Barry Jr. (R) in the general election from NYS Senate District 56, which has a plurality of registered Democrat voters. Two years ago, Jeremy Cooney lost by about 10 points  to the long-time Senator Joe Robach, who is not running this time.

The 56th District is entirely in the County of Monroe, that includes parts of the City of Rochester.

Born in an Indian orphanage, Jeremy was adopted and raised by a single mother and grew up in the City of Rochester, graduating from city schools and earning scholarships to college and then law school. He has devoted his career to serving the community that helped raise him—from the YMCA to all levels of government.

Jeremy’s priorities as Rochester’s next state senator are to lower healthcare costs for the seniors, fully fund local public schools, and to invest in renewable energy infrastructure jobs. He believes that while we cannot control the politics of Washington, D.C., we can stand up for the rights of New Yorkers and he will always fight for his hometown.

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