Community leader, critical care nurse, wife and mom … replacing common practice with common sense

November 2, 2010. For immediate release — “The most important thing I have to do tonight,” said 59th State Senate District candidate Cynthia Appleton, “is to thank everyone for the privilege of running for this seat. I am truly honored by the support I received from people at the ballot box, and I am humbled by the many people who donated their time or made other contributions to this campaign.”

Appleton went on to note that she wanted to congratulate Patrick Gallivan for his victory. “We had different ideas about how to get there, but we all want what is right for the 59th District.”

I’m Cynthia Appleton and I’m running as a Democrat for the New York State Senate from the 59th District.

A lifelong resident of Wyoming County, I come from a family with roots in small business and dairy farming that go back a century. I believe that New York can be great again if ordinary people get involved and make sure Albany works for New Yorkers rather than career politicians and special interests.

New York State government has been broken for a generation and must be fixed. I will work for reform to make the legislature work, to make elections fair, and to get our taxes and budget under control.

My experience includes

  • 3-term Warsaw Village Trustee, Chair of Street/Public Works and Fire Department Committees, member of Budget Committee
  • 35-year career as a nurse, 24 in critical care
  • Award-winning director and actor in local theater productions for 34 years
  • Member of Warsaw Grange 1088, Warsaw Chamber of Commerce and many more groups

I support

  • Property tax cap
  • Responsive, transparent Senate
  • Small business growth
  • Non-partisan redistricting
  • Campaign finance reform

We need New York to work again for everyone!

I’m committed to reforming the State Senate and making New York State great again, a place where our young people want to stay, live, work, and raise their families.