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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR

Christine Quinn was endorsed by the New York Daily News, the New York Times and the New York Post.

Joe Lhota was endorsed by the New York Times, New York Post and The Sephardic Community Federation for the Republican primary.

Bill Thompson was endorsed by Assemblymember Dov Hikind, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Councilmembers Robert Jackson and Erik Dilan.

Bill de Blasio was endorsed by Councilmember Brad Lander, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, the New York State Nurses Association, the New York Metro Area Postal Workers Union, the National Doctors Alliance and Local One of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

The Sierra Club endorsed John Liu.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

Daniel Squadron was endorsed by the New York Times, State Senator Tony Avella, Assemblymember Gabriela Rosa, Citizens Union, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

COMPTROLLER

Eliot Spitzer was endorsed by the Queens Chronicle.

The New York League of Conservation Voters endorsed Scott Stringer.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Melinda Katz was endorsed by the New York Times, New York City Central Labor Council and NARAL Pro-Choice New York.

Peter Vallone Jr. was endorsed by The Queens Ledger.

CITY COUNCIL

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and Uniformed Fire Officers Association endorsed Paul Vallone for District 19.

 

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR

Bill de Blasio received endorsements from The Nation magazine, the New York State Association of Letter Carriers, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Doctors Council SEIU, Rev. Michael Waldrond, Jr., Assemblymember Joan Millman, Councilmember Vincent Gentile and Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

The New York City League of Conservation Voters and Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg endorsed Christine Quinn.

The Caribbean American Community endorsed Bill Thompson.

COMPTROLLER

Scott Stringer was endorsed by the New York Daily News, the New York Post and the New York Times.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

Cathy Guerriero received endorsements from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association Uniformed EMTs Paramedics, Fire Inspectors FDNY Local 2507, the Uniformed EMS Officers Union FDNY Local 3621, Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood and Local 372, which represents parent coordinators, crossing guards and other school aides.

The New York League of Conservation Voters and Congressmember Yvette Clarke endorsed Letitia James.

CITY COUNCIL

The Small Business Coalition endorsed Rory Lancman for District 24 and Eric Ulrich for District 32.

Former council candidate Kevin Kim endorsed his former rival Paul Vallone for District 19.

Former Councilmember Julia Harrison endorsed Chrissy Voskerichian for District 19.

The New York League of Conservation Voters endorsed Manuel Caughman for District 27.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Councilmember Leroy Comrie, 1199 SEIU and the Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee endorsed Melinda Katz.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association endorsed Peter Vallone, Jr.

 

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR

The Nation magazine, New York State Association of Letter Carriers, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, Rev. Michael Waldrond, Jr. and Assemblymember Joan Millman endorsed Bill de Blasio.

The New York City League of Conservation Voters endorsed Christine Quinn.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

The Uniformed EMTs Paramedics, Fire Inspectors FDNY Local 2507, the Uniformed EMS Officers Union FDNY Local 3621, and Local 372, which represents parent coordinators, crossing guards and other school aides, endorsed Cathy Guerriero.

The New York League of Conservation Voters endorsed Letitia James.

CITY COUNCIL

The Small Business Coalition endorsed Rory Lancman for District 24 and Eric Ulrich for District 32.

Former council candidate Kevin Kim endorsed his former rival Paul Vallone for District 19.

Former Councilmember Julia Harrison endorsed Chrissy Voskerichian for District 19.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Councilmember Leroy Comrie and The Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee endorsed Melinda Katz.

The MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association endorsed Peter Vallone, Jr.

 

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR

Philanthropist George Soros and State Senator Liz Krueger endorsed Bill de Blasio.

Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist, endorsed Christine Quinn.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

The Reverend Floyd Flake, the New York City Police Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association endorsed Cathy Guerriero.
El Diario and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union endorsed Letitia James.

Empire State Pride Agenda endorsed Daniel Squadron.

CITY COUNCIL

Councilmember Leroy Comrie, NYC Council Progressive Caucus and NYC Communities for Change endorsed Daneek Miller for District 27.

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union endorsed Austin Shafran for District 19.

 

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR:
More than 50 city clergy leaders endorsed John Liu.

Tenants PAC, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte and Congressmember Yvette Clarke endorsed Bill de Blasio.

COMPTROLLER:
Former comptrollers Carl McCall, Elizabeth Holtzman and Harrison Golde endorsed Scott Stringer.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE:
DC 37’s Local 1407 and the Women’s Campaign Fund endorsed Reshma Saujani.

Tenants PAC endorsed Letitia James.

Local 246 SEIU endorsed Cathy Guerriero.

CITY COUNCIL:
Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund endorsed Rory Lancman for District 24.

Community Board 11 Chair Jerry Iannece endorsed Paul Vallone for District 19.

UAW Region 9A endorsed John Duane for District 19.

DC 37 endorsed Donovan Richards for District 31.

 

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MAYOR

State Senator Bill Perkins endorsed Bill de Blasio.

The New York State Allied Printing Trades Council and AFSCME NY endorsed John Liu.

The New York City Department of Corrections Emerald Society endorsed Joe Lhota.

The Richmond Hill Democratic Club endorsed Bill Thompson.

Councilmember Donovan Richards endorsed Christine Quinn.

COMPTROLLER

The National Organization for Women-NYC chapter, NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood NY endorsed Scott Stringer.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

The Richmond Hill Democratic Club and Doctors Council SEIU endorsed Reshma Saujani.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT

The Queens Unity Coalition endorsed Melinda Katz.

 

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More endorsements come in for Queens, mayoral candidates


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City Council

The Working Families Party last week endorsed several Queens candidates for City Council. Five incumbents received the party’s backing, as did three candidates running for open seats.

Incumbents:
City Council District 21: Julissa Ferreras
City Council District 25: Daniel Dromm
City Council District 26: Jimmy Van Bramer
City Council District 30: Elizabeth Crowley
City Council District 31: Donovan Richards

Open Seats:
City Council District 24: Rory Lancman
City Council District 27: Daneek Miller
City Council District 34: Antonio Reynoso

New York City Central Labor Council endorsed Austin Shafran in the City Council District 19 race.

Mayor

State Senator Serphin Maltese endorsed Republican candidate John Catsimatidis.

Borough President

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 endorsed Melinda Katz for Borough President.

 

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