Liberty Democratic Association Holds Seventh Annual Awards Dinner

This past Thursday, October 16 the Liberty Democratic Association which represents the 80th Assembly District hosed its seventh annual awards dinner. The dinner was held at Maestro’s Caterer’s in Morris Park.Those honored included Hon. Carl Heastie, Patrick Dolan Jr., Hon. Kenny Agosto, Pastor Jay Gooding Sr., Kathleen Bornkamp, Sherry Speirs-Scanlon. Arthur Schwartz ( posthmously) and a special award to Maria Gonzalez. All, leaders among leaders

The Liberty Democratic Association was founded in 2006 by Kenny Agosto and others.It was formed as a progressive Democratic Club dedicated to working families,the disabled.the rights of the LGBT community affordable housing and other progressive causes geared to assist the residents of the Bronx and the district. The club continues to work for those causes as does its elected officials Congressman Eliot Engel, Congressman Joe Crowley, NYS Senator Jeff Klein, NYS Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Councilman Ritchie Torres.

Over 150 people attended the awards dinner Thursday night. Elected officials who attended included Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblyman and honoree Carl Heastie, Councilman Ritchie Torres, Councilman Andy Cohen, District Leaders Andrea Siegel and Marcos Sierra and Democratic State Committee Members Joe McManus and Tamara Thomas and State Committee Member and honoree Kenny Agosto.

The award presented posthumously to Arthur Schwartz was very emotional and moving. His wife Miriam and family accepted the award. A great time was had by all.

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