Brooklyn Borough President candidate Khari Edwards and Comptroller candidate Kevin Parker earlier this week cross-endorsed each other’s candidacies.
Edwards, the son of immigrant parents from Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, is not an elected official, but is running a surprisingly strong race. His campaign was recently endorsed by the municipal unions, DC 37 and DC 9.
Parker, who is the fifth ranking Democrat in the State Senate leadership, said he is one of the only candidates in his race with a strong background in financial services.
Parker was recently endorsed by the Progressive Democrats Political Association (PDPA) of Central Brooklyn, headed by U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke and her Jamaican-born mother, former Councilmember Dr. Una S.T. Clarke.
“Having worked alongside Senator Parker for more than 20 years to keep hospitals open in Brooklyn, stop the plague of gun violence on our streets, and fully fund our public schools, I know that Kevin is exactly the type of Comptroller our city needs to create a just recovery from the pandemic,” Edwards said.
“Each day, my campaign continues to grow our level of support in every neighborhood across Brooklyn, and it is an honor to have Kevin Parker, a true community leader and friend, join Team Khari,” he added.
Parker, who currently represents the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn, said he was “truly honored and grateful for the endorsement of Brooklyn Borough President candidate Khari Edwards — someone who has continuously fought and advocated for the people of Brooklyn.
“Right now, Brooklyn needs a true, dynamic leader that will help us through these challenging times, while bringing smart solutions that directly benefit all Brooklynites,” he said. “That’s why I am proud to endorse Khari for Brooklyn Borough President.”