Tuesday, September 17, 2013


CSEA and the labor community are calling Joseph D. Morelle, Jr. a rising star for working families. Morelle stands with supporters at the Rochester Labor Day Parade, Sept. 2, 2013. photo: Ove Overmyer
CSEA endorses Joseph Morelle, Jr.

            ROCHESTER – CSEA has endorsed incumbent Monroe County Legislator Joseph Morelle, Jr. (District 17, Irondequoit) in the general election slated for November 5.

”Joseph Morelle, Jr. is a rising star for working families in Monroe County. Since taking office in January of 2013, he has already skillfully crafted a great working relationship with the public sector and private sector trade unions as well as the local business community,” said CSEA Monroe County Local Political Action Committee Chairman Ove Overmyer. “Mr. Morelle has clearly demonstrated a vision and ability to work across the aisle and get things done. We look forward to working with him on many tough challenges facing the residents and members who live in the Town of Irondequoit and Monroe County. CSEA wholeheartedly supports the campaign of Joseph D. Morelle, Jr. for Monroe County Legislature, 17th District."

            Morelle acknowledges the role that working families make to create a great quality of life here in Monroe County. He credits public employees and CSEA for helping build strong communities.

            “I want to thank the hard-working members of CSEA for the endorsement,” said Morelle. He added, “I am honored and humbled by the support and look forward to continuing to work with CSEA on behalf of county residents.”

CSEA-represented Rochester voters work for public and private employers, including New York State, Monroe County, the City of Rochester, and the private healthcare industry.

CSEA is New York State’s leading union, representing employees of New York State and its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public corporations. Together with a growing population of private sector members and retirees, CSEA forms a union 290,000 strong. It is also the largest affiliate (and Local 1000) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which, in turn, is one of the largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO.

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