Jim Owles Endorses Dianne Morales for Mayor, Corey Johnson for Comptroller

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Nearly seven months after the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club hosted the first mayoral forum of the election cycle, the club endorsed Dianne Morales for mayor and out gay Speaker Corey Johnson for comptroller.

The club, which announced a batch of endorsements on May 4, also endorsed Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for re-election and Tahanie Aboushi for Manhattan district attorney.

Jim Owles is the first citywide LGBTQ political club to back Morales, who has built a visible base of queer support during her campaign. She has welcomed endorsements from LGBTQ leaders at different levels, from lawmakers such as Brooklyn State Senator Jabari Brisport and Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas to district leaders like Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir-Olivares of Brooklyn, Émilia Decaudin and Zachariah Boyer of Queens, and John Blasco of Manhattan.

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