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Gadarian speaks to City & State about NY State Sen. Rachel May

April 14, 2021

City & State

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Rachel May rode into office on the progressive wave that defined 2018. As a representative, May is now responsible for balancing the competing ideologies and perspectives in the 53rd district, which includes the city of Syracuse. She made her case as a candidate to push for progressive legislation typically associated with downstate Democrats, while also representing parts of rural Central New York. "There are appealing things about the progressive agenda that May and others have that speaks to the economic struggles of places in the city of Syracuse," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "That may be less appealing to people, say in the far suburbs, north of the city." Read more in the City & State article, "Rachel May, a different kind of upstate Democrat." 

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