NEW YORK, N.Y. – State Senator Liz Krueger, State Senator José M. Serrano, and City Council Member Ben Kallos jointly announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Rebecca Seawright for New York State Assembly in the 76th Assembly District, which includes the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island.
Senator Krueger cited Seawright’s “extensive qualifications and commitment to public service”. “Rebecca Seawright will be an effective partner who will deliver for our community in
Albany, and I know she will be a strong voice for robust campaign finance and ethics reforms, so we can finally build the kind of government New Yorkers deserve,” said Senator Krueger, a noted good-government reform champion.
“Rebecca will bring much-needed energy and reform to Albany,” added State Senator José M. Serrano, who represents Roosevelt Island. “Rebecca has demonstrated that she is committed to progressive priorities, such as raising the minimum wage for working families, supporting the NY Dream Act and full passage of the Women’s Equality Agenda. I am proud to stand by her side.”
City Council Member Ben Kallos highlighted Rebecca’s commitment to stopping the proposed Marine Transfer Station. “Rebecca understands the problems we face with the MTS because she has lived them. Her children played on the ball fields at Asphalt Green. I look forward to rallying with her against the dump and fighting for new solutions that don’t put our kids in danger.”
“I am also highly impressed by Rebecca’s strong commitment to a transparent, accountable government to benefit students, seniors and New Yorkers of all ages,” added the Councilman.
Today’s announcement is the latest set of early endorsements of Seawright, with Sen. Krueger, Sen. Serrano, and Councilmember Kallos joining a series of highly regarded prominent leaders including City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Tish James, Assembly Member Dan Quart, City Council Member Daniel Garodnick, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Corey Johnson, and Assembly Member Deborah Glick.
“I am enormously gratified for their support and will strive to emulate the high standard of advocacy for which our trusted local elected officials are so highly regarded. Their announcement, coming at this early time, is a call to action to ensure that the 76th Assembly District gets the representation it urgently needs”, said candidate Seawright.
The democratic primary is on Tuesday, September 9th.