City Council candidate Shekar Krishnan has earned the endorsement of Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz in his campaign to replace Councilman Daniel Dromm and represent Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
Cruz, who is the first DREAMer to hold elected office in New York state and has been at the forefront of civil rights issues at the state and city level for more than a decade, cited Krishnan’s own long record of successful advocacy as reason for “strong confidence in his leadership” as the 25th District’s next Council member.
“I am proud to support Shekar because he has been helping build a coalition for progressive change in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst for years,” Cruz said. “As a community organizer and leader, he is instrumental in so many fights for open space, criminal justice reform and affordable housing. Shekar has the best platform and the most detailed policies to transform our city and work for everyone. We have a long road ahead in the fight to recover from this pandemic and Shekar is the partner we need in the City Council to fight for our community.”