Tricia Shimamura endorsed by former Manhattan BP and mayoral challenger to Guiliani


In the crowded field of candidates running to replace Councilman Ben Kallos, Tricia Shimamura has picked up an endorsement from former boss and Washington big-whig, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

But now she is bringing in the support of former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger as the race inches closer to the June 22 Democratic primaries.

“Ruth Messinger truly embodies what it means to be a public servant,” Shimamura said. “Throughout her decades in public service, she has blazed a trail for women leaders, fought for working New Yorkers, and led the way on rent control measures for small businesses, public education, affordable housing, and so much more. She is a role model for what elected officials can achieve, and I will work tirelessly to follow in her footsteps as a City Councilmember.”

A Democratic nominee for mayor in 1997 who lost to incumbent mayor Rudy Giuliani, Messinger was borough president between 1990 and succeeded by C. Virginia Fields the year she came short of City Hall. Until 2016, she served as president of American Jewish World Service.

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