Endorsement roundup

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |


The United Federation of Teachers endorsed the following candidates:

District 20: Peter Koo

District 21: Julissa Ferreras

District 22: Costa Constantinides

District 23: Mark Weprin

District 24: Rory Lancman

District 25: Daniel Dromm

District 26: Jimmy Van Bramer

District 27: Daneek Miller

District 30: Elizabeth Crowley

District 31: Donovan Richards

District 32: Eric Ulrich

Paul Vallone was endorsed by Assemblymember Ron Kim, the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association and Fire Marshals Benevolent Association for his District 19 run.

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East endorsed Austin Shafran for District 19.

State Senator Tony Avella endorsed Paul Graziano for District 19.

District Council 37 and the Transit Workers Union endorsed Councilmember Donovan Richards.



Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. was endorsed by State Senator Michael Gianaris.

Melinda Katz was endorsed by Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm and the Stonewall Democratic Club.



The Conservative Party endorsed Joe Lhota.

Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, representing East Harlem and the Bronx, endorsed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

The New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board of Workers United/SEIU, District Council 37, the Organization of Staff Analysts, Assemblymember William Colton and the United Progressive Democratic Club endorsed John Liu.



Brooklyn-Queens National Organization of Women endorsed Reshma Saujani.

Def Jam Records co-founder, entrepreneur and activist Russell Simmons endorsed Reshma Saujani.

State Senators Joseph Addabbo, Michael Gianaris, Assemblymembers Phillip Goldfeder and Nily Rozic endorsed Daniel Squadron.


The United Federation of Teachers endorsed Scott Stringer.