UFA & UFT endorse Hoylman for Manhattan borough president
Stephon Johnson | 4/8/2021, midnight
Manhattan Borough Presidential Candidate Brad Hoylman can add a few more endorsements to his campaign resume.
Both the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York (UFA) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) endorsed the current state senator in the past several weeks. The most recent came courtesy of the UFA.
Andrew Ansbro, president of UFA of Greater New York, said Hoylman’s work on their behalf made their endorsement choice easy.
“Your experience and concern for public safety, public safety professionals, working families, our education system, and the economy, will certainly be major assets to the people of Manhattan,” stated Ansbro. “Now more than ever, it is important that we elect individuals who will protect the economy and growth of New York as well as remember the hard-working people who live here.”
They say that all politics are local. Many politicians lose sight of that fact after being elected. We are confident that you will never forget the people that elected you and will always fight to protect and enhance the interests of the people of Manhattan,” Ansbro continued.
Speaking after the UFA endorsement, Hoylman said that he champions the working class above all else and doesn’t want them to be forgotten by Albany and City Hall.
“Standing for progressive values means standing with organized labor and fighting for the working men and women who make up our unions,” stated Hoylman. “I’m honored to have the support of the Uniformed Firefighters Association––I have always had the back of our public employees in the State Senate and I will always have their back as the next Manhattan Borough President.”
UFT jumped into the ring with their endorsement of Hoylman in late March.
“Brad Hoylman’s track record in Albany shows he is a strong progressive ally for students, parents, and educators,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. “As Manhattan looks to the future, we need his vision and leadership to help move our schools forward.”
Hoylman campaign officials said that they have filed more than 10,000 signatures with the Board of Elections (1,200 is required to get on the ballot and allows political clubs to endorse a candidate). Elected officials like State Senators Robert Jackson, Jose Serrano and Brian Kavanagh, Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar.
Hoylman’s also received endorsements from a dozen political clubs including the 504 Dems, Coalition for a District Alternative, Chelsea Reform Democratic Club, Downtown Independent Democrats, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Independent Democrats, Hell’s Kitchen Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, New Downtown Democrats, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, United Democratic Organization, United Community Democrats and the Village Independent Democrats.