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Public Advocate Special Election

On December 18, we co-hosted the Brooklyn Public Advocate Forum with other clubs from across the borough. We invited all Democratic candidates to complete a questionnaire in advance of the forum, and held our endorsement meeting and vote after.

Jumaane Williams For Public Advocate

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The Race

Third-term East Flatbush City Councilmember Jumaane Williams is challenging approximately 23 other candidates for Public Advocate. The nonpartisan special election is expected in February; Public Advocate Letitia James will vacate the seat on January 1 when she assumes the office of Attorney General. Candidates will need to collect 3,750 valid signatures from registered voters -- though, of any party, or none -- to be on the ballot in the new year.

The District

This is a citywide race.

The Candidate

A former tenant organizer, Jumaane has been one of the most vocal progressive voices on the New York City Council. He is unafraid to take principled stances on issues like criminal justice and affordable housing and push for bold, progressive legislation. He is the founder of the Ernest Skinner Political Association, a progressive Democratic club based in East Flatbush.

NKD invited all Democratic candidates to complete a questionnaire in advance of the Public Advocate forum and NKD's endorsement vote. Check out Jumaane's Q&A here.

Our Call

NKD endorsed Jumaane in the Lieutenant Governor race against incumbent Kathy Hochul, and we continue to believe he is best-suited to effect change and hold other elected officials accountable. Jumaane is pragmatic yet ambitious, with a tested record of standing with marginalized communities fighting for justice. He has done this for Brooklyn, and we believe he will continue to do so on behalf of all New Yorkers as Public Advocate.

Campaign Website: jumaanewilliams.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jumaane4NY

Twitter: @JumaaneWilliams


2018

Public Advocate - Jumaane Williams

7th Congressional District - Nydia Velazquez

20th State Senate District - Zellnor Myrie

Female District Leader in Assembly District 51 - Genesis Aquino

Lt. Governor - Jumaane Williams

Governor - Cynthia Nixon

18th State Senate District - Julia Salazar

Attorney General - Zephyr Teachout


2017

34th City Council District - Antonio Reynoso

35th City Council District - Ede Fox

38th City Council District - Carlos Menchaca

41st City Council District - Alicka Samuel

43rd City Council District - Rev. Khader El-Yateem

 

2016

7th Congressional District - Nydia Velazquez

18th State Senate District - Debbie Medina

Assemblymember, 44th Assembly District - Bobby Carroll

District Leader, 44th Assembly District - Bobby Carroll

District Leader, 50th Assembly District - Emily Gallagher

District Leader, 50th Assembly District - Nick Rizzo

 

2014

7th Congressional District – Nydia Velazquez

18th State Senate District – Debbie Medina

20th State Senate District – Rubain Dorancy

51st Assembly District – Ceasar Zuniga

53rd Assembly District – No endorsement

55th Assembly District – Lori Boozer

District Leader, 50th Assembly District – Nick Rizzo

 

2013

53rd Assembly District – Jason Otaño

New York City Mayor – Bill de Blasio

New York City Comptroller – Scott Stringer

New York City Public Advocate – No endorsement

Brooklyn Borough President – No endorsement

Brooklyn District Attorney – Abe George

Brooklyn District Attorney – Ken Thompson

33rd City Council District – No endorsement

35th City Council District – No endorsement

38th City Council District – Carlos Menchaca

 

2012

12th Congressional District – Nydia Velazquez

10th Congressional District – Hakeem Jeffries

18th State Senate District - Jason Otaño

50th Assembly District – No endorsement

District Leader, 50th Assembly District – Lincoln Restler

District Leader, 52nd Assembly District – Chris Owens

Civil Court Judge, Countywide Races –  No endorsement

Civil Court Judge, 1st District – Richard Montelione

Civil Court Judge, 2nd District – No endorsement

 

2011

54th Assembly District – Jesus Gonzalez

 

2010

12th Congressional District – Nydia Velazquez

25th State Senate District - Daniel Squadron

52th Assembly District – Joan Millman

District Leader, 53rd Assembly District – Esteban Duran

District Leader, 53rd Assembly District – Barbara Medina

District Leader, 52rd Assembly District – Jo Anne Simon

District Leader, 50th Assembly District – Lincoln Restler

District Leader, 50th Assembly District – Kate Zidar

 

2009

33rd Council District — Evan Thies

34th Council District — No endorsement

35th Council District — Letitia James 


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