The organization cites Testa’s experience and record as Mayor of Peekskill and now as County Legislator. In a statement to Testa informing him of his endorsement President Paul Ryan stated; “We know you will make every effort to listen to the voices of working people and work with them to improve the lifestyle of all the people.”
“I am truly grateful to the Central Labor Body for their endorsement,” stated Testa. “As a teacher I have been a union member for over 30 years so I know first hand the importance of union participation in the workplace. As mayor I was able to maintain a respectful, productive and fair working relationship with the city workforce and I have done the same at the county level as a legislator,” Testa added.