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"It's so rare these days to find young leaders who understand that service to their country, state, and community is more important than service to any political party. We spend a lot of time worrying about whether we are Republicans or Democrats, when we should really be focused on all of us being Americans and New Yorkers. We don't often have an opportunity to meet extraordinary times with extraordinary people. In this election, you have one. His name is Aaron Gladd and I would be proud to see him serve in the State Senate in the seat I once held. We need him. Our future needs him. Upstate needs him." 

—Roy McDonald

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Former Republican State Senator Roy McDonald


“Gladd has a firm grasp of the issues important to residents of the district, including veterans, rural issues and gun laws. He wants to help bring jobs to the region, in part, by making better use of incentives through efficiencies, transparency and streamlining. His government and military experience, combined with his own self-motivation, will ensure he’ll move the ball forward. Aaron Gladd is an impressive newcomer to elected office who will serve the residents of the 43rd Senate District well. He deserves your vote.”

—The Daily Gazette Editorial Board

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Schenectady The Daily Gazette


“Aaron Gladd has made protecting our environment and preserving natural resources a key part of his platform. Gladd will fight to improve water quality, particularly in Hoosick Falls, and is committed to combating emerging contaminants in drinking water and ensuring adequate resources for clean water infrastructure. We are proud to stand with Aaron Gladd in his election for State Senate and we urge New Yorkers in District 43 to cast their ballot for him this fall.”

—Julie Tighe, President, New York League of Conservation Voters

New York League of Conservation Voters


“Aaron Gladd will be the kind of proven leader we need in the New York State Senate, fighting for upstate New York and our members across the state. New York needs leaders who recognize the critical importance of an empowered and well-protected workforce, and we are certain that Aaron will bring those values to the Senate and be a treasured voice for workers in the Legislature.” 

—1199SEIU Political Director Gabrielle Seay

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East


“We know that Aaron Gladd is the candidate voters need to choose in District 43 that will be able to get things done that are in the best interests of workers. Aaron Gladd’s record of public service and government experience make him the right choice to represent communications workers in the district and across the state. We know he’ll be a strong supporter to working families and the unions that represent them.” 

—Dennis Trainor, Vice-President, CWA District 1

Communications Workers of America (CWA)


“We believe Aaron Gladd will truly be a fighter for Upstate New York and workers across the region. It’s clear that he understands the issues working families face, as well as our values. We need elected leaders like him fighting for us in Albany.”

—Scott Phillipson, President, SEIU Local 200United

SEIU Local 200United


“With Aaron’s strong commitment to public service and focus on protecting the needs of real hard-working New Yorkers, the Public Employees Federation proudly supports his candidacy to join the New York State Senate. We believe our representatives should truly understand the concerns facing our communities and Aaron will be a great advocate for New York’s workers.”

—PEF President Wayne Spence

New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF)


“Aaron signed up to serve in our military at a time when we were at war and our country needed him the most. Now he’s stepping up to serve again. As a former platoon leader, Aaron has shown he has what it takes to lead from the front. He is selfless, dynamic, and has the courage to be honest about the problems we face and the challenges ahead. I am proud to endorse Aaron for State Senate and look forward to doing anything we can to help him win in November."

—Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06)

Congressman Seth Moulton and Serve America


“New Yorkers deserve elected officials who are dedicated to public service and putting everyday, hard-working middle-class families first. Through years of selfless service in the United States Army, Aaron Gladd fits that bill. A native of our region, Aaron knows the challenges we face...With deep roots in our community and experience in solving the problems that face our neighborhoods, he's ready to serve on day one, and I fully support his ideas-driven campaign for State Senate."

—Congressman Paul Tonko

Congressman Paul Tonko


“Aaron Gladd knows that hard times call for hard work and he is ready to fight for every one of us. It’s time to elect Aaron Gladd to the New York State Senate! Aaron is ready to fight for the women and families of the 43rd District and he understands that New York must be a beacon for reproductive rights and abortion access, and he will stand up for these key values in Albany. The NIRH Action Fund PAC is proud to endorse Aaron Gladd for State Senate.”

—NIRH President Andrea Miller

National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH)


“Mr. Gladd calls for a voter-approved bond act to fund clean water projects around the state, and favors shifting the local share of Medicaid costs from counties to the state to relieve property taxes. In addition to ending the LLC loophole, he supports term limits on elected officials, lifetime bans on lobbying for lawmakers, tougher penalties for public corruption, and greater transparency in economic development grants and tax breaks. And he supports the Child Victims Act and the Reproductive Health Act.”

Albany Times Union Editorial Board

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Albany Times Union


“We believe he does know his way around Albany and would be a strong, effective advocate for upstate in the Senate. Aaron Gladd is the best choice to represent the 43rd District.”

—The Post-Star Editorial Board

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Glens Falls' The Post-Star


“The New York State Nurses Association is proud to endorse Aaron Gladd, the best candidate to fight for our members and all working families in New York State. With so much at stake in November’s elections, Aaron’s representation of the NY-43 district would be the best choice for our workers, families, and community.”

—NYSNA State Political Director Tara L. Martin

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)


“With his record of service and a strong focus on the working men and women of NY-43, Aaron Gladd is well-placed to represent RWDSU members and their concerns in the New York State Senate. We are proud to endorse Aaron and know that he will stand with RWDSU members and their families all across the state.” 

—RWDSU President  Stuart Appelbaum

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)


“Throughout this campaign, Aaron Gladd has shown a commitment to rebuilding New York, pledging to support desperately needed infrastructure investments, and protecting union construction jobs. The New York State Conference of Operating Engineers is proud to endorse Aaron and stand with him in his campaign for state Senate.”

—Daniel J. McGraw, President, New York State Conference of Operating Engineers

New York State Conference of Operating Engineers (IUOE)


“LIUNA-NY proudly endorses Aaron Gladd to represent the 43rd district of the New York State Senate. The Laborers are confident Aaron will fight for the hard-working men and woman in the construction industry and in the labor movement. New York State needs more leaders who understand that union-labor built this state and serves as the foundation for the middle class. Aaron is the right candidate to advocate for the unionized construction industry, prioritize construction safety, and fight for job creation in New York State.”

—John Hutchings, Director of the NYS Laborers’ Organizing Fund PAC and Robert Bonanza, Business Manager of the MTDC/Chairman of MTDC PAC

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA-NY)


“Aaron Gladd knows that New York families need real solutions, not partisan politics, to build a solid future. In these uncertain times, we need Aaron Gladd in Albany to secure our access to essential reproductive health care, create opportunities for our communities, and safeguard our environment.”

—PPESA Chair Robin Chappelle Goston

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA)


"Aaron’s personal story of pulling himself out of rural poverty, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college and enlisting to serve his country is not only inspirational, but it’s also a testament to the fact that he is a fighter for upstate New York. And just as he has his entire life, I know that Aaron will be ready to fight for his district when he joins the senate this November to represent the 43rd Senate District. New Yorkers need their representatives that not only understands their concerns but who will also focus on the smart investments and key protections we need to improve the lives of all of our neighbors. Aaron is the right person at the right time”

—Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


“It is essential to elect women and men who are committed to guaranteeing women access to the full range of reproductive health care. We endorsed Aaron Gladd because we know he will be a champion for women in the State Senate. His vote is needed to strengthens access to abortion, contraception and the full range of reproductive health care.”

—Capital Women Co-founder Libby Post

Capital Women

Additional Endorsements

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