CSEA Announces Endorsements in Key Albany County Races

CSEA – New York’s leading union – today announced endorsements of candidates for key Albany County offices. The union will support County Executive Dan McCoy, County Comptroller Michael Conners and Sheriff Craig Apple for re-election. CSEA will also support Town of Colonie Judge Peter Crummey in his bid for re-election.


“All of these candidates have demonstrated integrity, competence and good judgment in serving their communities,” said CSEA Capital Region President Kathy Garrison. “They lead by example and have earned the support of CSEA members who work and live in this county.”

“CSEA members work hard every day serving the people of Albany County and so do these four individuals,” said Jack Rohl, CSEA Albany County Local 801 President. “We will work hard for them because they understand the importance of bringing people together to build a better community.”

CSEA represents nearly 40,000 members in the immediate Capital Region, including 2,000 employees of Albany County.  About 6,300 active and retired CSEA members live in Albany County.

“I am honored to receive an endorsement from an organization that has been around for 105 years and has a rich history of fighting for workers. CSEA has been pushing for pay equality as well as child and family care issues since the seventies, issues for which I continue to fight for today. I have been endorsed by CSEA since I first ran for office in 1999 and thank CSEA for its continued support,” said Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.

“It is an honor to be endorsed again by CSEA,” said Mike Conners, Albany County Comptroller.  “They are the premiere union, whose members do a terrific job in local and state government.”

“The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is an important union that represents numerous county employees,” said Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff.  “I am privileged and honored to have the endorsement of these hardworking men and women.  For the past four years, I have worked tirelessly on behalf of the folks that make the sheriff’s office run. I have supported the worker as well as working families, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work together on so many common issues.  I pledge to work closely with these professionals to preserve their rights and improve their quality of life,” added Apple.

CSEA represents 170 members employed by the Town of Colonie and about 2,000 active and retired CSEA members live in the Town of Colonie.

"I am so pleased to once again receive the endorsement from my friends and family of CSEA in support of my candidacy for Justice,” said Peter Crummey, Colonie Town Justice.

CSEA’s endorsement means active support, resources and know-how to help the candidates get their message across to union members and the broader public.