NEW YORK—The executive board of 32BJ SEIU has endorsed Mark Treyger for City Council. He is running to represent the 47th District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend and Seagate.

Treyger brings with him a commitment to the working and middle class residents of south Brooklyn.

“We believe Mark Treyger will help lead the fight in the Council for good jobs and strong communities,” said Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU. “We are confident that Mark will be a strong voice for working families in the Council, and continue his record of advocating for affordable housing, safe schools and jobs that can support a family.”

As a community leader, Treyger has worked alongside elected officials in his neighborhood to help restore local bus service, preserve jobs for young people and fight for federal assistance in the aftermath of Sandy. The son of immigrant parents who attended public school, graduated from CUNY, and became a public school teacher, Mark knows first-hand the joys and challenges of making a life in Brooklyn.

32BJ SEIU has 75,000 members in New York, and a total of 145,000 members in 11 states plus the District of Columbia. The union is in the midst of an extensive voter education drive, with canvasses and street events street as well as phone banks, mailings and community outreach.

With more than 145,000 members, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service union in the country.

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