Former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor of New York, Stan Lundine announced he endorsed Nate Shinagawa for Congress in New York's 23rd Congressional District. Lundine represented the former New York 34th Congressional District from 1983-1987. The 34th district spanned all of Allegany, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties, with parts of Cattaraugus and Tompkins - much of the current 23rd district. In 1986, Lundine declined to seek reelection to Congress in order to be Mario Cuomo's running mate for his successful bid as Lieutenant Governor of New York.
"In Nate Shinagawa, we in the Southern Tier have an important opportunity to elect an individual to Congress who has a proven track record of working cooperatively with colleagues in both parties to make fair decisions for the people he represents. Nate's opponent votes strictly with his party leaders, regardless of what's best for the people in the Southern Tier. It's time to stop sending people to Congress who make promises they don't keep and turn their backs on the voters they represent," Lundine said.
"This Congress is an embarrassment for those of us who sat in that chamber and worked hard to get things done for our constituents. Nate is an independent thinker, and won't answer to anyone except the people of our district. He has the plan that will set us back on track to prosperity and growth for the middle class, the engine of our economy," Lundine said.