November 7, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Amherst, NY – After just profiling Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Member Shaun Francis’s campaign to win the 43rd New York State Senate District Seat in Downstate New York, it was brought to WNYLaborToday.com’s attention that there is yet another OPEIU Member running for state government – and he’s right here in Western New York.
OPEIU Local 153 Member Steve Meyer, who is seeking the New York State Assembly’s 146th District Seat against an incumbent Republican that he’s running against for the second time in recent years – is said to be one of the youngest candidates looking to gain state-elected office across the entire United States.
“I’m believed to be ‘either’ the fourth- or -fifth-youngest person running for a state legislature seat – in fact, there are two eighteen year olds running against each other in a race ‘somewhere’ across the country,” Meyer told WNYLaborToday.com as he looks forward to Election Day on Tuesday, November 8th.
“I ‘figure this is a time in my life when I really care about my community,’” continued Meyer, who is seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Ray Walter – for the second time in recent years. “I’ve seen a lot of people who I grew up with ‘move away’ and ‘I want to make sure this is a place where they can stay.’ I have ‘a lot of energy and passion.’ Walter has ‘misrepresented’ this district and ‘I think people are ready for something new.’”
Asked whether his age may be seen as a negative to voters within the district that includes the Buffalo Suburb of Amherst and stretches north up into the Niagara County Town of Pendleton, Meyer tells Your On-Line Labor Newspaper: “Being ‘young is a good thing.’ I’m ‘not a professional politician.’ I have a ‘clean slate.’ Other candidates ‘don’t have that.’ I’m a ‘hard-working person who believes in hard work, integrity and honesty.’ I was ‘raised that way.’” To read more click on the following link