Sarah Klee Hood was born and raised in rural Central New York, where she grew up in a union household. After graduating college, Klee Hood served as a commanding officer and advised on national security in the Air Force. She moved back to Syracuse after her military service with her young daughters, earned an MBA, and went on to serve as the director of a clean technology incubator, where her economic development work has helped create local jobs and fight climate change.
As an elected Councilor in the town of DeWitt, Klee Hood sees firsthand how federal policy succeeds and falls short in our communities. She is running for Congress to fight for our working families, stand up for reproductive freedom, advocate for family farmers, and champion climate solutions.
Klee Hood is running for NY-22 in an attempt to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Brandon Williams. She and her main opponent in the primary, John Mannion, are both "primary approved" by JStreetPAC.
Klee Hood is aligned with J Street's mission; her military experience informs her commitment to a pro-democracy, diplomacy-first approach to American foreign policy. In Congress, she will strongly support a negotiated two state solution with Israel peacefully coexisting alongside a Palestinian state.