Treyger Hammers McCreight With Support From 21 Electeds (UPDATED)

Council Member Mark Treyger

New York City Councilman Mark Treyger (Coney Island, Bensonhurst) today received the strong support for his Democratic District leader race in the 46th Assembly district (Coney Island, Bay Ridge) from 21 elected officials from across the borough and the city.

Among those throwing their support behind Treyger are Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Congressmen Jerry Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries.

Treyger is running against Chris McCreight for the unpaid position, whose most important roles include selecting judicial candidates, organizing polls at election time and supporting local Democrtas running for paid public office. 

Public Advocate Letitia James
Public Advocate Letitia James

“Nobody fights harder for South Brooklyn families than Councilman Mark Treyger. Mark is a tireless advocate for his constituents, advocating for new boilers in public housing and air conditioners for our schools. Mark Treyger is the kind of Democrat we need as our district leader” said James.

“Mark Treyger has been a tremendous leader on the City Council, delivering on the issues that matter to Brooklyn families, like fighting for funding to help rebuild after Sandy. I know he will bring that same passion to the Democratic State Committee,” said Stringer.

Nadler said he is supporting Treyger,  “because he’s been doing the hard work for years – registering new voters in immigrant communities and helping elect the first African-American Assemblywoman in South Brooklyn – his record speaks for itself. I know he’ll continue to work hard each and every day as District Leader to elect good Democrats to office across Brooklyn.”

“Mark Treyger has spent years giving back to his community, from his time as a teacher at New Utrecht High School to his time on the New York City Council. Mark Treyger has been a leader on education issues and a strong advocate for our schools,” said Eric Adams.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Jeffries said he’s supporting Treyger for district leader because he’s dedicated his career to helping the hard-working families of Southern Brooklyn – from rebuilding after Sandy, to improving schools, to dealing with quality of life concerns. “Councilman Treyger has been a vocal advocate for everyone from Bay Ridge to Brighton Beach,” said Jeffries.

Other elected officials supporting Treyger include former Comptroller John Liu, State Senator Diane Savino, Assembly Members Pamela Harris, Peter Abbate and Bill Colton, Felix Ortiz, Council Members David Greenfield and Chaim Deutsch, Kings County Democratic Party Chair Frank Seddio, and State Committee Members Dilia Schack, Charlie Ragusa, Nancy Tong, Joe Bova, Kevin Peter Carroll, Ari Kagan and Margarita Kagan.

“The breadth and depth of support from our elected leaders is truly humbling. Today’s endorsements highlight the diversity, which is the true strength, of our communities and this district,” said Treyger of the endorsements. “We need Democratic Party leaders who understand how to build and strengthen our party by reaching out to everyone in every corner of Southern Brooklyn.”

But McCright countered that he wasn’t surprised by the endorsements.

“I wish Mark good luck with his endorsements. Hopefully they will be around to help him on moving day, if he ever decides to move into the 46th Assembly District, that is. Regardless of where Mark lives or what he decides to run for next, I’m going to continue campaigning with the support of Councilman Vincent Gentile, who actually lives in the 46th Assembly District, Joanne Seminara, the Bay Ridge Democrats and many others,” said McCreight.

The election is Sept. 13.

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