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Adam Bello Secures Major Endorsements from Unions Representing Monroe County Employees

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - County Executive candidate Adam Bello today announced

endorsements from the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the American

Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

“As we gather together in the shadow of the workers memorial statue, it is important for

us to recall that labor is not a commodity but something to be protected and respected.

That’s why I’m honored to receive the endorsement of CSEA and AFSCME,” said Bello.

“Labor is the cornerstone of our community, and it is time to once again recognize that

we can accomplish more together than we can apart.”

“By bringing new ideas, new energy, and new leadership to the County Executive’s

office, we can restore a vision of creativity and collaboration to county government,”

Bello continued. Our community deserves a government as good as its people. One

that lifts people up and fosters an environment where every hardworking family can

grow and thrive. Because no matter who you are, where you live, or who you know, you

deserve the very best from those who serve you.

CSEA is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in New York State. CSEA

Monroe County, the largest affiliate of AFSCME, represents over 3,000 county

employees. “What is so impressive about Adam Bello is his commitment to the guiding

philosophy why government should work for everyone and not just the well connected,

said CSEA Western Region President Kathy Button. “We wholeheartedly agree with Mr.

Bello when he says eliminating governmental waste, fraud and abuse are his top

priorities because we share the same values. On behalf of the thousands of CSEA

represented employees living and working in Monroe County, we overwhelmingly came

to the conclusion our community will be much better off if we elect Adam Bello as the

next Monroe County Executive.”

Bess Watts, President of CSEA Monroe County added, “CSEA has enjoyed a terrific

relationship with Adam Bello over the years, dating back to his days as Irondequoit

Town Supervisor and now as Monroe County Clerk. Adam’s respectful demeanor and

his ability to problem solve puts him in a class by himself. When we interviewed both

Mr. Bello and Ms. Dinolfo for this job, there was a clear distinction between the

candidates. Mr. Bello has an exceptional track record of improving public services, and

he understands government should work for everyone. He has also proven he honors

and respects the work of the people who deliver on that promise every day. Simply put,

Ms. Dinolfo does not.”

 “On behalf of the 3,000 public workers we represent across Rochester and Monroe

County, AFSCME Council 66 is proud to endorse Adam Bello for County Executive.

Throughout his public career, Adam has led the charge to clean up government so that

workers can provide the vital public services we all rely on. He knows that public

workers are the County’s greatest asset, and they do not deserve to be treated like a

burden. It’s time for a change. Working families deserve leaders in County government

who are accountable and responsible. Adam Bello is just the type of leader we need to

build Monroe County for the future.”

Bello has received 20 endorsements so far in this election, including nearly every major

union representing employees of Monroe County.

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