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Niskayuna councilwoman part of Biden's national campaign

Niskayuna councilwoman part of Biden's national campaign

Denise Murphy McGraw is leader of the campaign’s “voter protection program"
Niskayuna councilwoman part of Biden's national campaign
Niskayuna Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw is pictured.
Photographer: Gazette file photo

Niskayuna town Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw has joined the national presidential campaign of former vice president Joe Biden.

McGraw is leader of the campaign’s “voter protection program" and worked her first assignment in Nevada recently.

“I think Iowa taught us all a valuable lesson," McGraw said. "The caucus process is confusing – even for those running it. We can do better and all the campaigns are committed to helping.

"I am proud to be lending a hand to the person best suited to be president of our country right now, Vice President Biden," McGraw said.

McGraw and family members have been volunteering for the campaign locally and in other early primary and caucus states since Biden announced his candidacy last spring.

Caroline McGraw, McGraw's 19-year-old daughter, has been slated as a Biden delegate from the 20th Congressional District to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.

The younger McGraw worked on Biden's campaign in Iowa during her holiday break from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where she is a sophomore.

Denise Murphy McGraw organized a Capital Region team that volunteered in New Hampshire.

 “I’ve supported Vice President Biden since he first ran in 1988," said McGraw, who also is chairwoman of the Niskayuna Democratic Committee and president of the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties.

"To be asked to join the national campaign is an honor," she added.

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