The Bay Ridge Democrats proudly endorsed Max Rose for New York’s 11th Congressional seat at their March endorsement meeting. “We need a member of Congress with the courage to take on Washington, D.C. and solve the challenges Bay Ridge has struggled with for far too long,” said club president Chris McCreight. “Whether it’s securing funding to improve the R-Train, passing laws to protect our children from gun violence, or fighting for universal and affordable health care, Max will be leading the charge. That’s the kind of bold leadership we deserve.”
Rose’s credentials in public service include his time as the Director of Public Engagement for the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson where he helped to develop the Begin Again program, allowing thousands of New Yorkers the opportunity to resolve outstanding low-level offenses without fear of arrest. He also served as Chief of Staff for Brightpoint Health, a nonprofit health organization which operates health clinics and substance abuse programs. Rose, a U.S. Army veteran who earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart in the war in Afghanistan, continues to serve in the National Guard.
Councilman Justin Brannan has also given his personal endorsement to Rose. “This year, I am laser-focused on doing everything I can to help take back the House. That’s why we need people like Max Rose,” said Brannan. “Max has the guts to take on special interests and the backbone to fight like a beast for the middle-class day in and day out.”
The additional federal endorsement from the March meeting was for Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate. Federal primaries will be held on June 26th with the general election to follow on November 6th. Find your polling place here.
BRD will make state level endorsements at the June 7th meeting.