Democrat James Gaughran backed by construction unions for state Senate


The New York State Building and Construction Trade Council has endorsed Democratic State Senate candidate James Gaughran over Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset), reversing the group’s backing from 2016.

The trade council announced it was backing Gaughran and four other local Democratic Senate candidates, including Sen. John Brooks and North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, last week.

Gaughran, the Suffolk Water Authority chairman who ran unsuccessfully in 2016, said, "The fact that the NYS Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed my opponent last election demonstrates that my campaign clearly has momentum and will win in November.”


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