Williams, Archila submit Democratic ballot petition


New York City Public Advocate and candidate for Governor Jumaane Williams on April 7 joined his running mate for Lt. Governor Ana Maria Archila in front of the New York State Board of Elections announcing that their campaigns collected over 40,000 petition signatures from voters across the state to secure their placement on the Democratic primary ballot in June.

“Despite the Democratic machine trying to keep their incumbency protection politics in place to preserve the status quo, our campaigns were able to mobilize a statewide coalition of grassroots volunteers to secure our spot on the Democratic primary ballot,” Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, told the press conference.