Democratic congressional candidate Katie Wilson on Tuesday received the backing of the Working Families Party in her bid for the 21st congressional district in the state’s North Country region.

Wilson is among a crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is seeking a third term in the House of Representatives.

“WFP is proud to support Katie Wilson for Congress. As a single mother and small business owner, Katie knows well the struggles of working families in the North Country, and is exactly the kind of home-grown Working Families Democrat we need in Congress,” said Karen Scharff, Working Families Party Co-Chair. “Katie will fight for the needs of the North Country instead of tax cuts for billionaires and health care cuts for everyone else. She’s got the right kind of experience combined with the persistence and enthusiasm it will take to be heard in the halls of Congress.”

The WFP’s endorsement comes as Dylan Ratigan, a former cable TV anchor, has entered the race, unsettling what had already been an uncertain field.

An endorsement from the labor-aligned party could be key as she seeks a Democratic nomination ahead of the vote on June 26.

“I’m ecstatic, this endorsement is what my campaign is all about! It’s time to elevate the needs of working families above the needs of Wall Street and the elite. I’m a Working Families Democrat and I’m fighting for the little guy in this David & Goliath moment,” Wilson said.

“The WFP understands that this is not the time to elect wealthy, out of touch candidates who do not understand the everyday struggles facing working people. Now is the time to bring diversity to Congress and that includes socio-economic diversity.”