2021 Citywide Elections: Weekly Endorsements & Other Tidbits

Mayoral Race

Clara Thompson, the mother of late Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for Mayor, calling him a “champion” for lower-income and working people.

Meanwhile, the union organization District Council 37 (DC37) announced an endorsement for Adams for Mayor. They also endorsed Jumaane Williams as Public Advocate.

District Attorney Races

The Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney, citing his tireless work for the betterment of all New Yorkers throughout his career. 

DC37 has endorsed Tahanie Aboushi for Manhattan District Attorney and incumbent Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney.

Comptroller Race

A recent internal poll shows City Council Speaker Corey Johnson taking the lead among Democratic primary voters in the race for Comptroller with Assemblymember David Weprin running in second place. According to the poll, candidates State Senator Brian Benjamin, City Councilmember Brad Lander, State Senator Kevin Parker, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Zach Iscol fall behind them.

State Senator Kevin Parker received the endorsement of Progressive Democrats Political Association of Central Brooklyn (PDPA) and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke in the race.

Queens Assemblymember Ron Kim is endorsing Brad Lander for Comptroller.

DC37 endorsed Corey Johnson for Comptroller.

Borough President’s Race

DC37 endorsed Mark Levine for Manhattan Borough President, Khari Edwards for Brooklyn Borough President, Donovan Richards for Queens Borough President, and Vanessa Gibson for Bronx Borough President.

Council Member Daniel Dromm announced his endorsement of Borough President Donovan Richards campaign for Queens Borough President.

Assemblymember Peter Abbate has endorsed Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon for Brooklyn BP.  

City Council Races

Candidate for City Council in District 35 Crystal Hudson has been endorsed by Councilmember Justin Brannan and Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel.

DC37 added in a few more endorsed city council candidates to their already long list of candidates, including Rafael Salamanca for District 17, Amit Bagga for District 26, Juan Ardila for District 30, Kalman Yeger in District 44, and Amoy Barnes in District 49.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East endorsed Nantasha Williams for District 27 for city council. The endorsement comes as Williams has maintained momentum three months out from the primary election, earning the support of 32BJ, DC37, and key community leaders including local elected official Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, and numerous activists and community leaders.

Road to Justice NYC announced endorsements for Cordell Cleare in Manhattan’s District 9, and Carmen de la Rosa in Manhattan’s District 10, Jaslin Kaur in Queens’ District 23, Alexa Aviles in Brooklyn’s District 38, and Rita Joseph in Brooklyn’s District 40. 

Stu Sherman was endorsed by the Black Lives Caucus in his campaign for City Council in District 33.

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) endorsed Democrat Linda Lee for City Council in the Queens 23rd District and Austin Shafran in the Queens 19th District. Lee also received endorsements from the Hotel Trades Council (HTC) and Queens Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Catalina Cruz

Senator Liz Krueger announced her dual support of two candidates for City Council District 5: Kim Moscaritolo and Tricia Shimamura. 

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club has decided to endorse Democrat Julie Won in her campaign for New York City Council in district 26, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, and parts of Astoria. This announcement comes after a number of other progressive organizations and elected officials have thrown their support behind Won.  

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng endorsed Lynn Schulman for election for the City Council’s 29th District in Queens.

Carlina Rivera, who is running for re-election to the New York City Council’s 2nd District, is endorsing two progressive candidates in Council races in the borough of Queens – Tiffany Cabán in the 22nd District and Shekar Krishnan in the 25th District. 

City Council candidate Toba Potosky announced receiving the endorsement of Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. to represent Brooklyn’s 33rd District which includes Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, and Bed-Stuy.

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