GLOW stands for an unofficial organization put together by the Democratic county chairs of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. (In the picture Senator Gillibrand is on the left and our assemblywoman Russell on the right.)
The GLOW Democratic Coalition is pleased to announce its endorsement of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her 2010 Senate race. The Chairs enthusiastically back her in the election and are especially pleased with Senator Gillibrand's work on behalf of residents in the GLOW region.
The GLOW Chairs singled out the work Senator Gillibrand has done for agriculture. "From being the first Senator from New York in nearly 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee to the work she's done with the Department of Agriculture to get relief for dairy farmers, Senator Gillibrand has shown her understanding of how vitally important farmers and farming are to the economy of our counties," said Judith Hunter, the Livingston County Democratic Chair. Hunter also noted that Gillibrand had made a point of touring Coyne Farms in Avon during her extended visit to the region this August. Genesee County Chair Lorie Longhany was particularly pleased with the Senator's efforts to highlight the difficulties of the dairy industry. "Senator Gillibrand actually came to my county and held a hearing for her colleagues on the Senate Agriculture Committee on the dairy crisis right here in Batavia." Harold Bush, the Wyoming County Chair, added that "Senator Gillibrand has shown a real interest in helping our farmers in these very difficult times. Her visit to the Wyoming County Fair this summer wasn't just about photo ops or rides with her children. She came to find out what it was she could do to make things better." Orleans County Chair Jeanne Crane pointed out that "Senator Gillibrand understands the significance of fruit farming to the region, especially Orleans, and has done a lot with the Department of Agriculture on matters like school lunches that will help our county a great deal."
The GLOW Chairs also support the work that Senator Gillibrand has been doing for veterans, children, and on health care. "For someone who has been in the Senate less than a year, the amount of work she has done is phenomenal," said Hunter. "She has our complete support in next year's election. Upstate and rural New York have a great champion in Kirsten Gillibrand."
Maybe the Dem Chairs in Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Lewis could similarly band together in coalition.
I suggest 'JOSL' (pronounced joss-el) as the new group's name. Just a suggestion mind you.