November 4, 2019

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Congressman Paul Tonko endorses Mayor Patrick Madden

Troy, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden’s reelection campaign today announced they have received the endorsement of Congressman Paul Tonko.

Congressman Tonko said, “Public service is a tremendous undertaking which presents endless challenges to those serving their community. Mayor Madden has been an effective leader for Troy, making the difficult choices to protect taxpayers, repair infrastructure, balance budgets, increase economic growth, and invest in neighborhoods. His experience has enabled him to be successful in this important work, and I’m proud to endorse Mayor Madden to continue leading the great city of Troy.”

Mayor Patrick Madden said, “I am honored to have the endorsement of Congressman Tonko. He has been a highly-effective and vocal advocate for the interests of Troy families in Washington D.C., I look forward to working closely with Paul on efforts to improve the lives of residents & businesses in our community.

Mayor Patrick Madden is the endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party and Working Families Party. Patrick has been endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters, and CapitalWomen. 

Elected on a platform to restore Troy’s finances and improve the city’s neighborhoods, Mayor Patrick Madden is an experienced and proven leader committed to building a brighter future for the Collar City. 

Since assuming office in 2016, Mayor Madden has delivered four consecutive balanced budgets, secured major investments to replace aging water, sewer and transportation infrastructure, and fought to secure funding and essential equipment for Troy’s police and fire departments. Under Mayor Madden’s leadership, the City’s bond rating has improved twice, and the fiscal stress rating has been reduced  by the Office of State Comptroller for each of the last 4 years.

Under his leadership, the City of Troy has benefited from over $250 million in private and public investment, helping to drive economic development, create local jobs, revitalize Troy’s waterfront, and transform vacant former industrial properties into major hubs of housing & economic activity.

Previously, Patrick served as Executive Director of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (TRIP) for 30 years. He also served as a board member for numerous community organizations, including Rensselaer County ARC, the Neighborhood Risk Management Corporation, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Troy Community Land Bank, and the Rensselaer County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.

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