Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D – Rochester) and former Congressman Richard Hanna (R – Utica) Saturday tonight joined Trailblazers PAC for a “Front Porch Politics” conversation about the importance of reconnecting voters with democracy from the local level up.
The bipartisan conversation between the two Congressmembers was moderated by Leslie Danks Burke, founder and president of the nonpartisan Trailblazers PAC, as part of a reception at Rochester’s Strathallan Ballroom to support 2017 candidates for local office who take action for honest government.
“It’s a gift to the community that these accomplished leaders on two sides of the aisle came together to talk about the importance of local office elections. Trailblazers PAC aims to bring politics out of the back room and onto the front porch, so that voters’ voices get heard,” said Danks Burke.
“I got my start in politics by running for the Monroe County Legislature, and I won on my third try. Local officeholders have the closest connection to our communities, and Trailblazers PAC helps reconnect voters with democracy by supporting candidates who stand up for honest government,”said Congressmember Slaughter.
“In my business and in Congress, I always worked hard to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. I commend Trailblazers PAC for supporting candidates who strive for the same, no matter what party they come from,” said former Congressmember Hanna.
Left to right: Former Congressman Richard Hanna (R – Utica), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D – Rochester), and Trailblazers PAC founder and President Leslie Danks Burke engaged in a “Front Porch Politics” conversation Saturday night.
Photo credit: Maxwell Harvey-Sampson