SEIU 32BJ Endorses Candidates for 2020 elections in New York


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Carolina González (929) 287-4263 cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org

NEW YORK, NY— The members of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, today announced endorsements for 16 members of Congress, 37 members of the NY State Senate and 85 members of the State Assembly. Most of the candidates supported by the union are incumbents.   “Our members are focused on candidates who have proven their commitment to fighting for issues that will make our communities stronger and promoting issues that will improve the lives of working people in New York, including winning healthcare for airport workers in the New York State legislature and other needed reforms for economic, immigrant, racial and climate justice,” said 32BJ President Kyle Bragg. “In Washington DC – these candidates are fighting for a national $15 minimum wage and protections for Dreamers and TPS holders. We strongly support these candidates and encourage them to continue their important work in Washington, DC, and in Albany to advance a pro-worker agenda.”   The union endorsed the following candidates:   US Congress
  • Thomas Suozzi (CD3)
  • Kathleen Rice (CD4)
  • Gregory Meeks (CD 5)
  • Grace Meng (CD 6)
  • Nydia Velazquez (CD 7)
  • Hakeem Jeffries (CD 8)
  • Yvette Clarke (CD 9)
  • Jerrold Nadler (CD 10)
  • Max Rose (CD 11)
  • Carolyn Maloney (CD 12)
  • Adriano Espaillat (CD 13)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CD 14)
  • Michael Blake (CD 15)* 
  • Eliot Engel (CD 16)
  • Sean Patrick Maloney (CD 18)
  • Antonio Delgado (CD 19)
*The union previously announced its endorsement of Michael Blake for Congress for CD15.   NY State Senate
  • Monica Martinez (SD 3) 
  • James Gaughran (SD 5)
  • Kevin Thomas (SD 6)
  • Anna Kaplan (SD 7)
  • John Brooks (SD 8)
  • Todd Kaminsky (SD 9)
  • James Sanders (SD 10)
  • John Liu (SD 11)
  • Michael Gianaris (SD 12)
  • Jessica Ramos (SD 13)
  • Leroy Comrie (SD 14)
  • Joseph Addabbo Jr. (SD 15)
  • Toby Ann Stavisky (SD 16)
  • Julia Salazar (SD 18)
  • Roxanne Persaud (SD 19)
  • Zellnor Myrie (SD 20)
  • Kevin Parker (SD 21)
  • Andrew Gounardes (SD 22)
  • Brian Kavanagh (SD 26)
  • Brad Hoylman (SD 27)
  • Liz Krueger (SD 28)
  • Jose M. Serrano (SD 29)
  • Brian Benjamin (SD 30)
  • Robert Jackson (SD 31)
  • Luis Sepulveda (SD 32)
  • Gustavo Rivera (SD 33)
  • Alessandra Biaggi (SD 34)
  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins (SD 35)
  • Jamaal Bailey (SD 36)
  • Shelley Mayer (SD 37)
  • James Skoufis (SD 39)
  • Peter Harckham (SD 40)
  • Karen Smythe (SD 41)
  • Jen Metzger (SD 42)
  • Neil Breslin (SD 44)
  • John Mannion (SD 50)
  • Rachel May (SD 53)
  • Tim Kennedy (SD 63)
NYS Assembly
  • Steve Englebright (AD 4)
  • Phil Ramos (AD 6)
  • Steve Stern(AD 10)
  • Kimberly Jean-Pierre (AD 11)
  • Charles Lavine (AD 13)
  • Anthony D’Urso (AD 16)
  • Taylor Darling (AD 18)
  • Judy Griffin (AD 21)
  • Michaelle Solages (AD 22)
  • Stacey Pheffer Amato (AD 23)
  • David Weprin (AD 24)
  • Nily Rozic (AD 25)
  • Edward Braunstein (AD 26)
  • Daniel Rosenthal (AD 27)
  • Andrew Hevesi (AD 28)
  • Alicia Hyndman (AD 29)
  • Brian Barnwell (AD 30)
  • Vivian Cook (AD 32)
  • Clyde Vanel (AD 33)
  • Michael DenDekker (AD 34)
  • Jeffrion Aubry (AD 35)
  • Aravella Simotas (AD 36)
  • Catherine Nolan (AD 37)
  • Michael Miller (AD 38)
  • Catalina Cruz (AD 39)
  • Ron Kim (AD 40)
  • Helene Weinstein (AD 41)
  • Rodneyse Bichotte (AD 42)
  • Diana Richardson (AD 43)
  • Robert Carroll (AD 44)
  • Steven Cymbrowitz (AD 45)
  • Mathylde Frontus (AD 46)
  • William Colton (AD 47)
  • Peter Abbate, Jr. (AD 49)
  • Joseph Lentol (AD 50)
  • Felix Ortiz (AD 51)
  • Jo Anne Simon (AD 52)
  • Maritza Davila (AD 53)
  • Erik M. Dilan (AD 54)
  • Latrice Walker (AD 55)
  • Walter T. Mosley (AD 57)
  • N. Nick Perry (AD 58)
  • Jaime Williams (AD 59)
  • Charles Barron (AD 60)
  • Charles Fall (AD 61)
  • Michael Cusick (AD 63)
  • Yuh-line Niou (AD 65)
  • Deborah Glick (AD 66)
  • Linda Rosenthal (AD 67)
  • Robert Rodriguez (AD 68)
  • Daniel O’Donnell (AD 69)
  • Inez Dickens (AD 70)
  • Al Taylor (AD 71)
  • Carmen De La Rosa (AD 72)
  • Dan Quart (AD 73)
  • Harvey Epstein (AD 74)
  • Richard Gottfried (AD 75)
  • Rebecca Seawright (AD 76)
  • Latoya Joyner (AD 77)
  • Jose Rivera (AD 78)
  • Nathalia Fernandez (AD 80)
  • Jeffrey Dinowitz (AD 81)
  • Michael Benedetto (AD 82)
  • Carl Heastie (AD 83)
  • Carmen Arroyo (AD 84)
  • Marcos Crespo (AD 85)
  • Victor Pichardo (AD 86)
  • Karines Reyes (AD 87)
  • Amy Paulin (AD 88)
  • J. Gary Pretlow (AD 89)
  • Nader Sayegh (AD 90)
  • Steven Otis (AD 91)
  • Thomas Abinanti (AD 92)
  • Sandy Galef (AD 95)
  • Kenneth Zebrowski (AD 96)
  • Ellen Jaffee (AD 97)
  • Aileen Gunther (AD 100)
  • Didi Barrett (AD 106)
  • John McDonald III (AD 108)
  • Patricia Fahy (AD 109)
  • Phil Steck (AD 110)
  • Donna Lupardo (AD 123)
  • Al Stirpe (AD 127)
  • William Magnarelli (AD 129)
  • David Gantt (AD 137)
  • Crystal Peoples-Stokes (AD 141)
  The union represents about 85,000 members in New York, who work in as residential porters, doormen and women, window washers, office cleaners, security officers, airport wheelchair attendants, school janitors and other building service jobs.   Primary elections for state races take place on June 23, 2020.

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With 175,000 members in twelve states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.