Dr. Rudy Mueller recently received the endorsement of the New York State United Teachers Union in his bid for the New York State Assembly's 150 Assembly District seat.
In making their endorsement the President of the Union, Richard C. Iannuzzi, stated: "This past year has seen a rise in anti-union/anti-public-employee/anti-public education rhetoric. As a result NYSUT has been diligent in aligning its endorsements with those candidates whose positions are worthy of supporting. Your advocacy stance on issues important to our members have earned you our endorsement and I extend my congratulations."
NYSUT represents more than 600,000 teachers and other school-related professionals; academic and professional faculty at SUNY, CUNY, and the state's community colleges; retirees; and healthcare and other professionals in public and private employment.
"We appreciate your support of NYSUT and those who serve and look forward to working with you on your campaign."
In accepting the endorsement Dr. Mueller stated that he recognizes the importance of keeping our educational institutions strong and that in order to keep them that way we must be able to attract and keep the teachers and support personnel that make them work here in New York. "We should be in the mode of making our educational system stronger and giving our children the opportunity to get a great education right here in New York."
He continued, "I am grateful to have the support of the teachers union. I hope that I can count on their support at the polls in November. As I have stated many times in the past I am in favor of Campaign Finance Reform and will not be accepting any financial support from unions or political action committees. I hope to run a successful campaign based on individual financial support from the people of the 150th Assembly District. We may not have the most money in this campaign, but we will run a campaign that always has the best interests of the people of Chautauqua County and has strong family values and honesty as its core principals. I look forward to being the first doctor to go to the legislature in decades and thank everyone for their continued support."