(CORNING, N.Y.) – Trailblazers PAC, the nonpartisan organization supporting local-level candidates across New York State who stand for clean government, announced its endorsement of Marshall Hyde for Corning City Council
With a mission of “Front Porch Politics,” Trailblazers PAC aims to move politics out of the back room. Trailblazers PAC invests in candidates of any political party (even if they are running against each other) if they choose to follow higher campaign finance standards than law currently requires.
Trailblazers PAC has a track record of successfully investing in candidates since March 2017, and puts on popular “Front Porch Politics” workshops across New York and Pennsylvania. The group has held 18 workshops for candidates, supporters, and interested citizens in far-flung locations over the past two years.
“Marshall is a trailblazer because he has put in the hours engaging with his community in Corning, and has chosen to do better than New York requires by disclosing all of his campaign finances. He would be an advocate for clean government and accountability as a city council member, and we are proud to support his campaign.” said Leslie Danks Burke, founder and president of Trailblazers PAC.
“There is no race, office, or community too small to be undeserving of honest and transparent government. The endorsement of the Trailblazers PAC is a validation of those ideals, and I am honored to receive their non-partisan support,” said Hyde. “While I am committed to representing my neighbors in Corning’s 4th Ward, I understand that the choices we make in the City Council affect all of the residents of our city. I will encourage everyone to address the council directly, and will stand by them when they do, for every citizen has that right.”
To earn Trailblazers PAC’s endorsement, candidates must be: running for county or municipal level office; 100% transparent in disclosing their campaign finances (far beyond law requirements); funded in part by contributions from actual voters in the district or municipality they want to represent (rather than solely by outside or special interests); and committed to continuing action for clean government once elected.