Jim Barber

Albany, NY – Friday, Jim Barber filed over 2100 signatures to qualify for the November ballot in his run for New York State Senate District 51. Despite an executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic ending petitioning two weeks early and reducing the signature requirement by 70% to just 300 signatures, Barber’s volunteers gathered more than twice the original number required prior to the Governor’s order and were able to finish going door to door early.

“Thanks to our enthusiastic and dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters who were out gathering signatures from the very first day of petitioning, we had actually greatly exceeded the original number required before the Governor made his announcement last Friday,” Barber said. “I am so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make sure that we are on the ballot and that we were able to wrap up petitioning early, prioritizing public health and observing the recommendations of the CDC and the New York State Department of Health to minimize personal contact.”

The Barber campaign plans to use innovative techniques over the next few months to reach voters without risking public health. They have virtual town halls planned for Thursday, March 26th at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 31st at 5 pm, Wednesday, April 8th at 3 pm and Monday, April 13th at 6 pm. Voters can find more information on how to participate in the campaign Facebook Page – /JimBarberforSenate – or at www.jimbarberforsenate.org