“I’m incredibly honored to have the support of so many highly respected leaders across the district,” Ryan said in a statement. “Not only do we share a commitment to fighting for our progressive values, but we also all recognize that we need to win here and take back this seat.”

Ten current and former elected officials from the 19th Congressional District announced Wednesday that they endorse Democratic congressional candidate Pat Ryan in November’s election, according to a press release from Ryan’s campaign.

The new endorsements comes one week after Ryan, who is a veteran, released an anti-gun ad calling for a ban on assault rifles.

Here’s a list of Ryan’s new backers:

Neil Bettez, New Paltz Town Supervisor
Hannah Black, Dutchess County Legislature Minority Leader
Ed Blundell, Red Hook Village Mayor
Hayes Clement, Former City of Kingston Alderman
Richard Heppner, Woodstock Town Council
Vin Martello, Former Marbletown Town Supervisor
Bill McKenna, Woodstock Town Supervisor
Bill Murray, New Paltz Village Trustee
Kathy Mihm, Former Ulster County Legislator
Andrew Stammel, Otsego County Board of Representatives

Read the full article in the Albany Times Union.

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