Recent Endorsements

New Kings Democrats is a progressive, grassroots political organization committed to bringing transparency, accountability, and inclusionary democracy to the Brooklyn Democratic Party. 

These candidates will appear on the ballot in the Democratic Primary on June 28, 2022.

 

Candidate for Governor

Jumaane Williams

Candidates for NY Assembly

Emily Gallagher for Assembly in District 50

Samy Nemir Olivares for Assembly in District 54

Candidates for District Leader/State Committee

We're endorsing more district leader candidates than ever before as part of Brooklyn Can't Wait, a campaign to bring inclusive, effective, and transparent leadership to our local party. Read more about all these candidates on the Brooklyn Can't Wait candidates page!

Kenneth Lee for District Leader in Assembly District 42 M

Kellan Calder for District Leader in Assembly District 43 F

Akel Williams for District Leader in Assembly District 43 M

Angela Kravtchenko for District Leader in Assembly District 46 F

Emile Bazile for District Leader in Assembly District 50 M

Jacqui Painter for District Leader in Assembly District 51 F

Julio Peña III for District Leader in Assembly District 51 M

Lydia Green for District Leader in Assembly District 52 F

Aaron Ouyang for District Leader in Assembly District 52 M

Maritza Davila for District Leader in Assembly District 53 F

Felix Ceballos for District Leader in Assembly District 53 M

Aciré Polight for District Leader in Assembly District 54 F

Robert Camacho for District Leader in Assembly District 54 M

Monae Priolenau for District Leader in Assembly District 56 F

Shaquana Boykin for District Leader in Assembly District 57 F

Mike Boomer for District Leader in Assembly District 57 M

Naomi Hopkins for District Leader in Assembly District 59 F

Mark Hanna for District Leader in Assembly District 64 M

Note: The two district leader/State Committee seats in each district had previously been designated as male and female, but a recent change in party rules should allow people who don't identify as male or female to run for any of these seats — the seat will go to the top two vote-getters of different genders. We hope that this change will be confirmed in state law so non-binary candidates won't face any obstacles.

 

Previous Endorsements

2021

BRAD LANDER FOR NYC COMPTROLLER

KENYA HANDY-HILLIARD FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 40

LINCOLN RESTLER FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 33

BRANDON WEST FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 39

CRYSTAL HUDSON FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 35

JENNIFER GUTIERREZ FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 34

ANTONIO REYNOSO FOR BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

SANDY NURSE FOR CITY COUNCIL IN CD 37

 

2020

37th City Council District - Sandy Nurse

54th Assembly District - Sandy Nurse

7th Congressional District - Nydia Velazquez

18th State Senate District - Julia Salazar

Assembly Member, 51st Assembly District - Genesis Aquino

Assembly Member, 50th Assembly District - Emily Gallagher

District Leader, 50th Assembly District - Kristina Naplatarski

District Leader, 53rd Assembly District - Samuel N. Olivares

District Leader, 52nd Assembly District - Jesse Pierce

District Leader, 57th Assembly District - Shaquana Boykin

District Leader, 51st Assembly District - Julio Pena III

2019

Public Advocate - Jumaane Williams


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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