Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate

By Robert Press

Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcis Crespo led the endorsement announcement. Credit: Robert Press.

In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, there were some who supported other candidates.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said that he looks forward to working with Public Advocate Williams in the future as Mayor. Credit: Robert Press.

Jumaane Williams victory was so decisive he will not face a serious challenger in the June Democratic Primary. The City Charter requires that Williams run in an election to fill out the two remaining years ex-Public Advocate Letitia James’s term which ends in 2021.

Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo gathered most the borough’s elected officials, including Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., for Friday’s endorsement announcement.

Bronx Democratic County Committee Chair Assemblywoman Latoya Joiner talks about what Jumaane Williams has brought to the office of Public Office. Credit: Robert Press

While an impressive number of State Assembly members were present, none of the borough’s State Senators were on hand. Noticeably absent were Councilmembers Vanessa Gibson and Andy King, supporters of Williams in the recent special election.

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