Betsy Kraat will fight for us in Assembly District 102

To the Editor:

Early voting begins on Oct. 24. This year, voters in the 102nd Assembly District have the opportunity to elect a new representative to the state legislature. Betsy Kraat is intelligent, compassionate, and ready to fight for change in our district.

Chris Tague’s voting record is dismal; mostly, he just votes “No.” He voted against moratoriums on evictions and utility cutoffs, and against unemployment extensions during the COVID-19 pandemic. He voted against meaningful police reform, including requiring officers to attend to the medical needs of people under arrest or otherwise in police custody.

He has a 33 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters on his environmental record. He talks a lot about helping farmers, but has introduced no legislation to do so.

Fortunately, voters have a better choice this year. Betsy Kraat will work to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Her platform includes securing affordable, good-quality health care through the New York Health Act; fully funding K-12 public schools; extending the right to collective bargaining to all workers; and ensuring access to broadband internet, essential for education and businesses. Voters can learn more at

Kraat’s experience as an affordable-housing proponent, a social worker, and a single mom of two teenagers has given her the skills to advocate for us. She is smart enough to figure out the system, and dedicated enough to work for change. Betsy Kraat is the representative who will fight for us, the families of Assembly District 102.

Heather Kamin


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