The Cayuga County Democratic Committee announced it will endorse Melissa Jenkin of Union Springs for the Cayuga County Legislature’s District 5 seat.
Jenkin is an alumna of Wells College and program coordinator for the Central Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network at Cayuga Community College. In her position, Jenkin provides provides professional development and oversight to over 23 literacy education programs for adults in central New York.
Jenkin resides in the village of Cayuga with her 9-year-old son Rielly. She was inspired to run for the county Legislature because of her grandfather, Morton Kahn, who did a lot of civic engagement and work.