Over the last two weeks, the New York Working Families Party has been announcing their endorsements. Wednesday, there announced endorsements for incumbents facing newly redrawn districts including Reps. Jamaal Bowman (CD16) and Mondaire Jones (CD17) – who represents part of Westchester County as well as Nydia Velazquez (CD7) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CD14).
On Wednesday, February 9th they announced their endorsement of Jumaane Williams for Governor of New York. Today they announced their endorsement of Democratic Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins in Senate District 37.
“Since bringing a welcome end to Albany’s ‘three men in a room’ dealmaking, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins has shepherded through record funding for our public schools, strengthened voting rights, and helped protect hard-won criminal justice reforms. She has stood out as a progressive Westchester Senator and as a collaborative Majority Leader who understands the urgency of the moment. We are proud to support her reelection campaign,” said Sochie Nnaemeka, Director of the New York Working Families Party.
“I thank the Working Families Party for their endorsement. Throughout my career in public service, the State Senate, and as the Senate Majority Leader, I’ve fought for an economy that supports all people, a stronger democracy, and greater justice. These are values I’m proud to share with the Working Families Party, and I look forward to continuing to work in partnership to deliver progressive results and build stronger communities,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Other candidates endorsed by NYWFP in the NY Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 22nd, included Tish James for Attorney General and Keron Alleyne for State Assembly, District 60.