FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017
QUEENS ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CLUBS ENDORSE BILL DE BLASIO FOR RE-ELECTION
NEW YORK – Numerous Queens based Congressmen, Assembly Members, Council Members, and local clubs today announced their endorsement of Bill de Blasio in his re-election campaign for New York City Mayor. Elected officials and local clubs have seen first hand all that the mayor has done for the residents of Queens. From seeing a drop in crime throughout Queens county, to increasing graduation rates for high schoolers, the Mayor has fought for Queens time and time again.
Queens County Democratic Party Chair and Congressman Joseph Crowley, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, Assembly Member Vivian Cook, Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry, Assembly Member Michele Titus, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi , Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, Assembly Member David Weprin, Assembly Member Francisco Moya, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Council Member Daniel Dromm, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Karen Koslowitz, Council Member Peter Koo, Council Member Paul Vallone, the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, and the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club have endorsed the Mayor for re-election.
They join Congressman Gregory Meeks, State Senator James Sanders, State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Daneek Miller, Council Member Donovan Richards who have previously declared their support for Mayor de Blasio in this upcoming election.
“Four years ago I promised to fight for a safer and more affordable city—and today, crime is down in Queens and we’re building and preserving record affordable housing. We’ve made Queens Boulevard safer thanks to Vision Zero, and brought graduation rates up,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “With unemployment down, jobs up, and pre-K for every four-year-old, we’re helping residents of Queens and New Yorkers across the city get a real chance at success. I’m honored to receive support today from so many dedicated leader— together, we can keep up the fight for a fairer, more affordable city.”
The Mayor has also been endorsed by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 1000, the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Local One, Hotel Trades Council, Working Families Party, the Communications Workers of America District 1, IBEW Local 3, the United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, SEIU 32BJ, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One, Musicians Local 802, the RWDSU, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, UNITE-HERE Local 100, the Professional Staff Congress and the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board of Workers United, and dozens of elected leaders.
As New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio fights for our great city every day. He fought for universal pre-K for every four-year-old in the City. He expanded the paid sick leave law to cover thousands of more workers, and raised the minimum wage for all City employees and contractors. He continued to reduce stop and frisk and pursued reforms to bring the police and community closer together — while at the same time driving crime to record low levels. He expanded the number of affordable apartments, and took on the landlord lobby — and under his watch rents were frozen for two straight years. Bill de Blasio fights every day to make our city better and fairer for everyone — no matter where they live or how much money they make.