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.