The Public Employees Federation on Tuesday endorsed state Senate candidate Jen Metzer for the 42nd district in the Hudson Valley.

“We could not be prouder to support Jen Metzger for NY State Senate. She has an impressive record of getting things done as a town board member and as a director of Citizens for Local Power, and knows that when unions are strong, the middle-class is strong,” said PEF President Wayne Spence. “With her support in the State Senate, we will have one more vote for guaranteed healthcare for all, good clean energy jobs, affordable education, and policies to end corruption in New York State. Our members know Jen Metzger will fight for us in Albany.”

Metzger is running for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. John Bonacic. She faces Pramilla Malick in the Thursday primary. The winner will face GOP candidate Annie Rabbit in the fall.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the New York State Public Employees Federation, which represents 54,000 members in our state,” Metzger said.

“Together we will fight back against attacks on organized labor, and for a fair deal for working men and women that promotes safe working conditions, job security, decent benefits, and fights privatization.”