Minority Leader of Cattaraugus County Legislature endorses Sundquist

The Democratic leader of Cattaraugus County Legislature is throwing her support behind Eddie Sundquist — a Jamestown attorney — for the 23rd Congressional District seat. Minority Leader Susan Labuhn announced her endorsement of Sundquist ‘s candidacy following Sundquist’s victory during the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s endorsement meeting on Saturday.

In a statement, Labuhn said: “I am pleased to tell the voters of the 23rd that I believe some one as bright and energetic as Eddie Sundquist will be more than able to win both the June 26 Primary and defeat Tom Reed in the November 6 election.

“As a retired school nurse I am certain Eddie’s experience as an alternative school teacher for disadvantaged children will serve our district well. As a grandmother I am concerned that college costs will straddle my granddaughters with huge debt — and Eddie pledges to reject tax reforms that hurt students.

“While he lives and went to school in Jamestown, he works several days in his firm’s Olean offices in our county making him the local choice. His jobs plan will address the biggest issues in our district — our stagnant economy. He supports investment in broadband infrastructure and spending for technical training for skilled jobs for the residents of our district,” she said.

Labuhn said she has seen Sundquist speak to local groups, met with him one-on-one and heard from many of his opponents.