The endorsements for NYC mayoral candidates

Mayoral Candidate New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer with Congressman Jamaal Bowman.
Mayoral Candidate New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer with Congressman Jamaal Bowman.
Scott Stringer Campaign
Mayoral Candidate New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer with Congressman Jamaal Bowman.

The endorsements for NYC mayoral candidates

Who’s endorsing whom in the race for City Hall.
November 25, 2020

New York City Democrats will have to make a choice in the June 2021 primary for mayor – but some prominent New Yorkers and organizations have already made their pick, issuing public endorsements of candidates in the race. 

Endorsements signal to voters a candidate’s ideological positioning and demonstrate the breadth, depth and nature of their support. A particularly popular endorser can help to enthuse and mobilize voters.  

We scoured press releases, social media and candidates’ websites to compile a list of the most current endorsements, as of Nov. 18, 2020.

Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president

Labor: New York State Court Officers Association

Public figures: City Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Darma Diaz and I. Daneek Miller; former Rep. Ed Towns

Shaun Donovan, former budget director for President Barack Obama

Public figures: Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood 

Kathryn Garcia, former New York City sanitation commissioner

Zach Iscol, founder of Grid North Group and the Headstrong Project

Ray McGuire, former vice chair of Citigroup

Carlos Menchaca, New York City Council member

Dianne Morales, former executive director and CEO of Phipps Neighborhoods

Scott Stringer, New York City comptroller

Labor: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Public Figures: Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman; state Sens. Alessandra Biaggi, Robert Jackson, Brian Kavanagh, Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar; Assembly Members Robert Carroll, Catalina Cruz, Maritza Davila, Carmen De La Rosa, Yuh-Line Niou, Linda Rosenthal, Al Taylor, and Assembly Member-elect Amanda Septimo; City Council Members Diana Ayala, Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer

Loree Sutton, former New York City Veterans’ Services commissioner

Maya Wiley, former counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Organizations: Democracy for America

Public figures: State Sen. Michael Gianaris; Assembly Member Michael Blake; City Council Members Stephen Levin and Helen Rosenthal

Jeff Coltin
is a senior reporter at City & State. He covers New York City Hall.
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