India Walton reappears on the political scene with the support of Jumaane Williams as governor | Local news
Just days after India B. Walton won the June 22 Democratic primary for mayor, New York public attorney Jumaane D. Williams traveled to Buffalo for a press conference bolstering her previous endorsement – her first great show of support.
Now Walton returns the favor by backing Williams as he launches his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.
“I see Jumaane as the movement’s premier candidate – always with the people, on the picket line, in the union hall, in the streets,” Walton said. “No matter the fight, you can count on Jumaane to be on the side of the oppressed, the forgotten, the marginalized, the excluded.
“He’s been a champion for everyday working class New Yorkers in every position he’s held,” she added, “and I know he has exactly the energy and the values we need in Albany to ensure that when we finally come out of this pandemic, we don’t ‘get back to normal’ but forge a new normal – one that works for all of us, not just the wealthy elite . “
Walton, a Democratic socialist, ultimately lost the general election to incumbent President Byron W. Brown on November 3. But she has always emerged as a major figure on the left wing of the Democratic Party, and her first re-emergence since the election brought some level of continued political commitment.