MEET THE CANDIDATES:
JORDAN LESSER, GENERAL COUNSEL
FOR BARBARA LIFTON
“I care about reforming the structural inequalities of our society at every turn ... [w]e all know that inequalities are prevalent in our daily lives ranging from funding gaps for schools, the gender wage gap and the wealth gap.”
“No one else in this race comes close to my track record and can immediately accomplish our progressive goals in Albany.”
HEAR JORDAN ON ISSUES & PRIORITIES
JORDAN AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CANDIDATE FORUM
TOMPKINS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CANDIDATE'S FORUM
PROGRESSIVE POLICY RESPONSE TO COVID-19
May 28, 2020
Jordan delivered his opening statement during the virtual environmental candidate forum organized by the New York League of Conservation Voters.
May 27, 2020
This forum highlights Jordan's extensive experience, knowledge, and deep understanding of the complex workings of the NYS legislature.
As we enter a very difficult time due to COVID-19, my expertise, zero learning curve in Albany, and long-time working relationships will be more important than ever.
Take a look at this video of Jordan's debate performance and you will see that: LESSER IS MORE!
March 30, 2020
Jordan discusses two progressive policies we should enact in response to the coronavirus crisis:
1. Protection of jobs
2. Rent forgiveness
JORDAN IN THE NEWS
Appearances in Radio & Newspaper
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
'THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE TO EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT THE DISTRICT IS JORDAN LESSER'
May 14, 2020
Linda Smith, former Chief of Staff for Assemblymember Barbara Lifton wrote,
"I believe the most qualified candidate to effectively represent the district going forward is Jordan Lesser. I was always impressed with his depth of understanding of complex issues and his ability to dig deep for answers to questions. He pays attention to detail which is important when you’re dealing with the complexities of state government. I am confident he will be a great Assemblymember who will carry on the legacy of Assemblywoman Lifton."
A ROADMAP FOR REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY DURING COVID-19
May 13, 2020
One of Jordan's strengths include a solid economic development plan. In his letter to the editor, Jordan proposes:
1. Provide Wage Subsidies to Businesses
2. Apprenticeship and Training Programs through TC3 and BOCES, and nursing training at SUNY Cortland
3. Improve Necessary Services including better access to high-speed internet, childcare centers, and supply chains for agricultural products.
VOTING REFORMS MUST PROTECT VOTERS’ RIGHTS
ELECTION & VOTING INFORMATION
CORONAVIRUS AND CLIMATE CHANGE, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW
April 6, 2020
In this letter to the editor, Jordan raises concerns about the weakening of environmental rules by the Trump Administration with the public’s attention focused on coronavirus, allowing industry to self-regulate its air and water pollution.
Jordan suggests that coronavirus in fact provides a powerful lesson for the next crisis we know is coming: climate change.
TOMPKINS COUNTY LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES JORDAN FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEGISLATION
September 3, 2019
Martha Robertson, chair of the Tompkins County Legislature credited the county’s representatives in Albany for their advocacy.
“We could not have gotten this bill through the state legislature without the diligent work of Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and Jordan Lesser in her office." Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.6340/A.8225 into law, allowing Tompkins County to use local resources on the "development, maintenance or management of affordable housing."
JORDAN'S SECOND RADIO INTERVIEW
May 19, 2020
In a return to WRFI radio, Jordan spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, his proposed economic development initiatives amid the pandemic, and key issues on his platform such as education, and healthcare.
JORDAN SELECTED AS 40 UNDER 40
August 14, 2018
Each year, City & State identifies 40 members of the next generation – all under the age of 40. Jordan was selected as one of the behind-the-scenes figures crafting groundbreaking legislation.
April 27, 2020
In this letter to the editor, Jordan discusses fair, accessible voting for all.
"The disabled, blind, and foreign-language speakers cannot be left out of our elections reforms. The law of the land is “one (person), one vote,” after all."
JORDAN SELECTED AS
THE 2019 TOLL FELLOW
July 31, 2019
Jordan was selected as one of forty-eight state leaders from across the country have been selected to participate in The Council of State Governments’ 2019 Henry Toll Fellowship, the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials.
For residents of the 125th Assembly District
HOW CAN I FILL OUT THE ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Absentee ballots will be sent to the voter’s residence address unless otherwise requested by the voter.
1. Absentee Ballot: Complete the absentee ballot (no signature here)
2. Ballot Envelope: Insert the ballot to the envelope provided. SIGN, DATE, AND SEAL THE ENVELOPE. The voter’s signature on the return envelope will be used to validate the ballot.
3. Pre-addressed, postage-paid Return Envelope: Insert the signed signed ballot envelope into the pre-paid return envelope.
4. Mail it to your county Board of Elections.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOT?
June 16 is the last day to postmark application for absentee ballot by mail
June 22 is the last day to apply IN-PERSON at board of elections for absentee ballot
June 23 is the last day to postmark absentee ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than June 30th.
June 23 is the last day to deliver absentee ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).
WHEN IS THE PRIMARY ELECTION AND WHERE CAN I VOTE?
All registered Democrats in the state will be eligible to vote in the 125th Assembly District primary election.
Polls will be open from 6AM to 9PM on Election Day, June 23.
WHAT IF I AM VOTER WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
If you are a voter with special needs, you may also apply for an accessible absentee ballot using the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application (click the link below).
The deadline for submitting this form is 7 days before the election, but you should return it as early as possible. After you submit the application, an accessible electronic absentee ballot will be emailed to you. Complete the ballot, print it, place it in an envelope, and sign the back of the envelope. To return the ballot, it must be hand-delivered to your local board of elections by 9 PM on Tuesday, June 23, or mailed so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, June 22, and received by the county board of elections by Tuesday, June 30.
For individuals who need the assistance of the ballot marking device and Board of Elections staff in order to complete their absentee ballot for the upcoming election, please contact the Board of Elections office at 607-753-5032.
WHEN DOES EARLY VOTING START AND WHERE CAN I VOTE?
For Tompkins County:
There are two early voting poll sites in Tompkins County. Voters can go to ANY of the early voting poll sites in this county during early voting from 9AM on Saturday, June 13 to 2PM on Sunday, June 21. CHECK VOTING TIMES AND POLL SITE HERE:
Crash Fire Resue (C.F.R.)
Town of Ithaca Town Hall
For Cortland County:
There is one early voting poll site in Cortland County. Early voting starts on Saturday, June 13 and ends on Sunday, June 21. CHECK VOTING TIMES AND POLL SITE HERE.
Cortland County Board of Elections