The Bay Ridge Democrats convened their statewide endorsement meeting on June 7, 2018 and walked out of the room with two long-standing members as endorsed candidates.
Andrew Gounardes took the endorsement for Senate District 22 and current Club President Chris McCreight received the endorsement for Assembly District 46, both by overwhelming majorities. “I think these endorsements really emphasize the continuing momentum of the Bay Ridge Democrats,” said BRD Vice President Reem Jaafar. “Our club was proud to help elect Council Member Brannan from our ranks and we know that our members are fired up and ready to get our candidates into office.”
Members of the Bay Ridge Democrats were also pleased to endorse Adam Baumel for Assembly and Joanne Seminara and Ralph Perfetto for District Leaders in the 64th Assembly District.
“It’s really an honor to be endorsed by the Bay Ridge Democrats, a club I helped found nearly a decade ago,” said McCreight. “I’m running for Assembly to stand up for everybody, no matter age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or income. From Bay Ridge to Brighton Beach, every neighborhood deserves to be treated equally. We need to fix our subways, fight for our public schools, protect seniors, pass sensible and effective gun control laws, tackle the opioid epidemic, and stand up to President Trump on the state level.”
Andrew Gounardes echoed these sentiments. “I’m honored to have the support of the Bay Ridge Democrats, one of the most active and impactful political clubs in all of Brooklyn,” he said. “Our grassroots campaign is growing at a rapid pace and with your help, we will bring about the change our community needs.”
Candidates for statewide offices began collecting signatures at the beginning of petitioning season on June 5th and will have approximately one month to obtain the needed numbers to get onto the ballot.
The Club’s full slate of 2018 endorsements for statewide offices is:
- Governor: No endorsement
- Lieutenant Governor: Kathleen Hochul
- Attorney General: Letitia James
- Senate District 22: Andrew Gounardes
- Assembly District 46: Chris McCreight
- Assembly District 64: Adam Baumel
- Assembly District 46 (Female): No endorsement
- Assembly District 46 (Male): No endorsement
- Assembly District 64 Leader (Female): Joanne Seminara
- Assembly District 64 Leader (Male): Ralph Perfetto
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