BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX, NY – Today, the Bronx Young Democrats endorsed New York City Council candidate, Mark Gjonaj. The group, which seeks to engage young adults to participate in the political process, cited Gjonaj’s commitment to public service and common sense solutions, as key factors in winning the support of its members.

The BYD endorsement is a sign that the party takes the GOP challenge from businessman John Cerini very seriously. Cerini has raised $44,000 to-date as well as qualified for over $95,000 in public matching funds, and has an estimated $115K on-hand. Democrat Gjonaj spent $1.1 million in the recent Democratic primary.

In making the endorsement, BYD Treasurer Glendalys Salgado said, “The Bronx Young Democrats is proud to support Mark Gjonaj for City Council. Through his Gjonaj CARES initiative, Mark has encouraged Bronxites to be engaged in their communities, particularly young people, and that is inspiring to our members.”

Salgado continued, “Mark is a passionate public servant who has run a positive campaign, focused on issues that matter to the community: public safety, improving quality of life, and upgrading public transportation. We need Mark Gjonaj at City Hall fighting for all Bronxites.”

In accepting the endorsement Gjonaj said, “I am proud to have the support of the Bronx Young Democrats, a group that has played a vital role in helping young adults engage in the political process and fulfill their civic duties. As someone that knows that our community thrives when everyone takes an active part in its success, I appreciate that their work has been an invaluable part in helping to build a Bronx that works for everyone.”

“Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj has been a strong advocate for the Bronx in Albany and has shown his constituency that he cares. I am proud to join my fellow Bronx Young Democrats in endorsing Mark to represent my community in the New York City Council,” said Adam Bermudez, the organization’s Second Vice President.

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