Zephyr Teachout

Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles picked up another notable endorsement on Thursday when Zephyr Teachout, a lawyer, activist and former progressive candidate for statewide office, tweeted her support for Kelles' campaign on Thursday.?

"I'm endorsing Anna today because it will make a huge difference to have a fearless, progressive climate and health activist who is also a brainiac epidemiologist in Albany," Teachout said on Twitter.?

Teachout is popular locally, and launched progressive challenges for governor of New York in 2014 and attorney general in 2018.?In a press release Thursday, Kelles reacted to the news.?

"It’s an honor to be endorsed by Zephyr Teachout, a true champion in the activist community.” Kelles said. “Zephyr has literally written the book on political corruption and is recognized as a national expert. I look forward working with her, and other progressives in Albany ”??

Kelles has previously been endorsed by Cynthia Nixon, the Working Families Party, Tompkins County legislature chair Leslyn McBean-Clairborne and several local union chapters, among others.

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