They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks-Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates are described as a new brand of civically-engaged officeholders at the local level, who give government back to the people who pay for it.
Danks-Burke was in-studio on Episode #103 of the Inside the FLX Podcast talking about issues of transparency and government function on Monday.
On Episode #19 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talk local politics, including the latest on a proposed piece of legislation that would impact the way child offenders are prosecuted. Other issues up for discussion include the latest on the Geneva City Manager search, a school assembly gone wrong in Newark and more.
How does an educator and coach fit into the race for Democratic nomination in New York’s 23rd District?
Rick Gallant has served as a basketball coach and teacher for the last 17 years in the Corning-Painted Post School District. He’s been a resident of the region for the last two decades, and now, he’s a candidate for Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall.