The Hercules Reid Campaign announced on Wednesday that Mayor Eric Adams has backed his candidacy for the 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn, while his contender Monique Chandler-Waterman said the day before that Brooklyn Borough President, Antonio Reynoso has endorsed her for the seat vacated by former New York State Assemblyman Nick Perry.
Jamaican-born Perry was sworn-in on Monday by Vice President Kamala Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father, as the first Jamaican national to become United States Ambassador to Jamaica.
Reid, who claims Jamaican roots, is contesting the Special Election on May 24 and is also running in the upcoming Primary Election.
Adams and Reid rallied together with supporters Wednesday morning.
“Democrat Hercules Reid has my full and strong support,” Adams said. “He’s been by my side working to keep our city safe, helping us recover from this pandemic, fighting for working families, and ensuring justice for all our communities.