Endorsed Candidates

The Cortland County Democratic Committee endorsed the following candidates for in the Primary Election being held on June 25, 2024:

New York Congressional District 22

Sarah Klee Hood

The Cortland County Democratic Committee has elected to endorse candidate Sarah Klee Hood in the Democratic Primary for New York’s 22nd Congressional District to determine who will take on the incumbent Republican candidate in November’s general election.

Sarah Klee Hood won the endorsement on the first round of balloting undertaken by committee members of the Cortland County Democratic Committee following a series of interview sessions with all candidates who were circulating petitions seeking to secure the Democratic Party’s ballot line on June 25. Candidates spent an hour with each candidate asking them to share their positions on a range of issues important to Cortland County, from rural transportation and health care to immigration and
inflation.

Sarah Klee Hood’s supporters pointed to her commitment on key issues and her dogged efforts at making grassroots connections in the Cortland area as reasons why she was so easily able to earn the committee’s endorsement. Cortland County was briefly part of a congressional district that Sarah Klee Hood ran in for the 2022 election cycle.

Roughly half of Cortland County’s towns are included in New York’s new 22 nd Congressional District, which were finalized earlier this year. The City of Cortland; Towns of Cortlandville, Homer, Scott, Preble, Truxton and Cuyler; along with the Village of Homer and Village of McGraw now lie within the NY-22 along with all of Onondaga and Madison counties and parts of Oneida and Cayuga counties.