Perry, Richardson Endorse Stringer for Mayor

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Comptroller and Mayoral Candidate Scott Stringer, left, with Assemblywoman Diana Richardson. Photo from Richardson’s e-newsletter.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer today received the endorsements of central Brooklyn Assemblymembers Nick Perry and Diana Richardson in his run for mayor.

The endorsements, though not unexpected considering Perry and Richardson’s acrimonious relations with both Kings County Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte and Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral candidate Eric Adams, is part of Stringer’s Brooklyn for Stringer initiative.

Nick Perry
Assemblymember Nick Perry

 “We know Scott Stringer. We know his character and his commitment to our communities. New York City is a one-of-a-kind town, and we need a one-of-a-kind leader to be our next mayor,” said Perry. ”Look at all the names that have been thrown into the mayoral race, and the candidate superbly ready and equipped to take on the job of mayor, on day one, is unquestionably Scott Stringer. He knows we need real criminal justice reform, and he’ll make that happen. With Scott Stringer as Mayor, every New Yorker will be treated equally under our laws. With an unquestionable knowledge of our city budget, he’s ready to lead the equitable recovery New York City needs after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“They say Brooklyn picks mayors, and I’m proud to be part of a strong Brooklyn coalition that’s ready to fight to send Scott Stringer to City Hall,” he added.

Richardson said Stringer doesn’t just talk about affordable housing, he fights for it and delivers. 

Assembly Member Diana Richardson

“He doesn’t just tweet about criminal justice issues, he’s divested our pension dollars from the private prisons that fuel mass incarceration. He doesn’t just theorize about the suffering COVID has wrought, he’s lived it, and he has a plan to build New York back stronger. That’s the tenacity Comptroller Stringer will bring to City Hall — and he’s the fighter New Yorkers need standing up for them. With enthusiasm, I endorse Scott Stringer for mayor,” said Richardson.

The endorsements follow that of Brooklyn electeds including State Senators Julia Salazar and Biran Kavanagh, Assemblymembers Robert Carroll and Maritza Davila and U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler.

“New York’s next Mayor is going to face an economic crisis unlike any in a generation. Scott Stringer is uniquely up to the challenge, and he understands how important small businesses are to creating jobs and rebuilding a strong, diverse economy once we’re past this horrible pandemic. Scott also knows how important small businesses are to the life of our neighborhoods and to what makes them special. That’s one of the many reasons I’m proud to endorse Scott Stringer for Mayor,” said Kavanagh.

Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.

Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1993 to 2005.