For the past 16 years I have been committed to serving the people of Cortland and Tompkins Counties. If re-elected, I will continue to fight for the economic security of my constituents, the protection of our environment, and great public schools.
— Barbara Lifton

Barbara's Priorities:

Economic Security: 

  • Working to create jobs in our community as a member of the Regional Economic Development Council; 
  • Helping craft budgets which strengthen our local economy by investing in higher education, agriculture, high tech manufacturing, green jobs, tourism and the arts. 

The Environment: 

  • Leader of the successful effort to ban fracking in New York State, calling for a new sGEIS and an independent health impact assessment; 
  • Advocate for swift and responsible climate action, including a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure and weatherization and retrofitting of buildings and homes to reduce energy demand.

Government Reform: 

  • Supporter of campaign finance reform to get corrupting big money out of politics; 
  • Advocate for progressive taxation to reduce property taxes. 

Health and Education: 

  • Working for fair funding for our schools so all children have access to a high quality education; 
  • Supporter of health care for all.