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Sitting Roc City Councilmember Carolee Conklin Endorses Mary Lupien

"Rochester needs new voices -- smart, independent and thoughtful voices -- and Mary leads the way in a new generation of city 20989255_1299435330167583_6047996564114277202_o.jpgleaders. I have put my heart and soul into my work with Rochester City Council for many years, and I trust Mary to carry on in a way that I know will make me proud"

Sitting at-large Rochester City Councilmember, Carolee Conklin endorses Democrat Mary Lupien for Rochester City. Born in Central New York, Carolee A Conklin lived and worked in the Northwest quadrant of Rochester for more than forty years, before moving downtown.  Her four adult children attended City schools and all currently live in our community.

A single mother, Councilmember Conklin went to work for a private accounting firm, and then began her career in local government, originally working for the C.E.T.A. Program as the Senior Financial Officer.  During the next two decades, she served as the City's Deputy Treasurer, the Monroe County Deputy County Clerk, and the City Clerk of Rochester. Councilmember Conklin was first elected to the City Council as an At-Large member representing the entire city in November 2005, and then was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Councilmember Conklin chairs the Finance Committee and is committed to maintaining quality City services at a good value for residents and business owners. She is also a member of the Neighborhood & Business Development Committee and the Employment and Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee.

"Rochester needs new voices -- smart, independent and thoughtful voices -- and Mary leads the way in a new generation of city leaders. I have put my heart and soul into my work with Rochester City Council for many years, and I trust Mary to carry on in a way that I know will make me proud. Conklin’s endorsement adds to a robust list of local and national progressive leaders that have come out in support of Lupien’s City Council run. That list includes Our Revolution, the progressive political action organization and successor to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, Progressive NY Gubernatorial Candidate, Zephyr Teachout, the Greater Rochester National Organization of Women (NOW), the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 28 and Rochester Regional Joint Board, Workers United. 

Election Day is September 12, 2017