Recent Endorsements

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Jesse Pierce for District Leader in Assembly District 52

Jesse Pierce

In October 2019, New Kings Democrats kicked off endorsement season at our general meeting with the 50th Assembly District race and the Female District Leader race in the 52nd Assembly District. NKD is proud to endorse Jesse Pierce for District Leader in Assembly District 52!

The Race

We invited all known candidates in the race to pursue NKD's endorsement. Candidates Jesse Pierce and Rachel Eve Stein chose to participate and attended the endorsement meeting on October 6. Check out Jesse's Q&A here.

Our Call

Jesse Pierce is a gate-opener in a world full of gatekeepers, and is poised to make Brooklyn politics work for everyday Brooklynites. District Leaders have a unique opportunity—and, in NKD’s view, a responsibility—to work to make the Brooklyn Democratic Party more transparent, accountable, and inclusive, and in this regard, Jesse has walked the walk. She has demonstrated her values in her campaign, building civic and political awareness raising into her canvasses and thoughtfully engaging communities traditionally underrepresented in political spaces.

Campaign Website: jessepierceforbrooklyn.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JessePierceForBrooklyn

Twitter: @JessePierce4DL

 

Emily Gallagher for Assembly in Assembly District 50

Jesse Pierce

NKD is proud to endorse Emily Gallagher for State Assembly Member in Assembly District 50! We endorsed her in October 2019.

The Race

We invited all known candidates in the race to pursue NKD's endorsement. Emily is the only candidate who chose to participate and attended the endorsement meeting. Assembly Member Lentol chose not to participate. Check out Emily's Q&A here.

Our Call

Emily Gallagher is a fierce and fearless community activist. She has been organizing with her Greenpoint neighbors for tenant protections, environmental justice, and rights for survivors of sexual abuse and harassment for over a decade. She is clearly committed to reforming the Brooklyn Democratic Party, and the Party is changing precisely thanks to the work of advocates like her. Emily never hesitates to speak truth to power, even when it's risky. We can be a powerful force working together to keep moving the Party and the district forward.

Campaign Website: emilyforassembly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Em4Assembly/

Twitter: @Em4Assembly

 

Kristina Naplatarski for District Leader in Assembly District 50

Jesse Pierce

NKD is proud to endorse Kristina Naplatarski for District Leader in Assembly District 50! 

The Race

We invited all known candidates in the race to pursue NKD's endorsement. Candidate Kristina Naplatarski and incumbent District Leader Linda Minucci Stein chose to participate in the interview process, though only Kristina attended the endorsement meeting on November 7. Check out Kristina's Q&A here.

Our Call

Kristina Naplatarski is poised and qualified to challenge a failure of leadership in Assembly District 50, and is the clear choice for District Leader in North Brooklyn. As a City Council staffer and an activist in her lifelong neighborhood of Greenpoint, Kristina has demonstrated a commitment to and passion for progressive causes. As a candidate for District Leader, she has made it clear that she will bring that commitment and passion to reforming the Brooklyn Democratic Party and making it a more engaged, inclusive, and transparent body. We are excited to watch her get to work with the 50th Assembly District Committee to engage residents all over the district in local politics.

Campaign Website: www.kristinaforbrooklyn.com/

Twitter: @Kristina_Nap

 

Genesis Aquino for Assembly in Assembly District 51

NKD is proud to endorse Génesis Aquino for Assembly in Assembly District 51!

The Race

We invited all known candidates in the race to pursue NKD's endorsement. Candidates Génesis Aquino, Marcela Mitaynes, and Katherine Walsh chose to participate and attended the endorsement meeting on November 7. Check out Genesis's Q&A here.

Our Call

Génesis Aquino is a fearless advocate for housing reform, labor rights, lgbtq equality, and immigrant justice -- among countless other causes -- and we are proud to support her as she seeks a larger platform from which to fight for her community. We have seen her come to the brink of defeating the Democratic machine that has stood in the way of progress in Sunset Park, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, and the South Slope, and firmly believe she has what it takes to win and thrive in the Assembly on behalf of the 51st Assembly District.

Campaign Website: genesisfornewyork.com/

Twitter: @GenesisAquinoNY

 

Sandy Nurse for Assembly in Assembly District 54

NKD is proud to endorse Sandy Nurse for Assembly in Assembly District 54!

The Race

We invited all known candidates in the race to pursue NKD's endorsement. Candidates Sandy Nurse, Boris Santos, and Edwin Delgado chose to participate and attended the endorsement meeting on November 7. Check out Sandy's Q&A here.

Our Call

Sandy Nurse has spent the past decade in Bushwick doing the work that the Assembly Member should have been doing: organizing her neighbors, creating green jobs for young people, and providing spaces like MayDay for residents to gather and build community. Her natural leadership skills and her experience navigating complicated bureaucracies will carry over easily into Albany politics. From literal houses to diverse coalitions, Sandy’s a builder, and we are excited to work with her to create a new kind of politics.

Campaign Website: www.nurseforny.com/

Twitter: @NurseForNY


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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