(HORSEHEADS, N.Y.) – Trailblazers PAC, the nonpartisan organization supporting local-level candidates across New York State who stand for clean government, announced its endorsement of Mark Margeson for Chemung County Legislator, District 5.

With a mission of “Front Porch Politics,” Trailblazers PAC aims to move politics out of the back room so voters can take back local government from big money. Trailblazers PAC invests in candidates of any political party (even if they are running against each other) who make themselves accountable to their own voters by choosing to do better than the law requires and disclosing where all of their campaign money comes from.

I am extremely proud and honored to receive the endorsement of Trailblazers PAC. I am a newcomer to the political arena, but the need for government transparency, honesty, and flexibility is clear.” said Margeson. “The call for change is in the air in our communities from the local to the national level. I am encouraged and excited to be part of that change. Residents deserve to have the opportunity to become more engaged in the matters that affect them.”

“Mark has made voter engagement central to his campaign, and it is an honor to stand with him for clean government. He knows that our Democratic Republic relies on accountability of public officials, and he will be a voice for honesty on the County Legislature that Trailblazers PAC is proud to support.” said Leslie Danks Burke, founder and president of Trailblazers PAC.

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.

Trailblazers PAC endorses candidates at the county or municipal level who raise the bar by disclosing every penny in and out of their campaign, make themselves accountable to their voters by raising funds from households inside their district instead of just from special interests, and commit to acting for clean government through Election Day and beyond.