The Post’s endorsement of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor on Monday has sparked appreciable consideration, with key figures becoming a member of in backing him. Below is a roundup of what they’re saying.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.: “Eric Adams will be a great mayor for the city of New York. I’m glad The Post agrees about having someone with Eric’s career and life experience informing him about how to fight for all New Yorkers.”
Diaz has been an more and more necessary pressure in Democratic circles in the metropolis whose endorsement will carry a lot weight.
Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan: “New York City is the nation’s economic engine and the fuel for that engine lives in the so-called ‘outer boroughs.’ Indeed, nearly 75 percent of all New York City essential workers live in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Eric Adams knows this, and that’s why he will be a mayor keyed in to the communities, like the one I represent, that are at the edge of the city geographically but at the core of what makes our city run.”
Brannan represents reasonable and numerous working-class communities in Brooklyn that might assist propel Adams to victory.
Henry Garrido, govt director, DC 37: “There is no candidate more aligned with what our members believe in and stand for. The soul of our city is at stake. We need a mayor who understands the plight of the essential workers who kept this city running and the struggles working people face. That’s Eric.”
There’s no strategy to overstate the significance of help from unions like Garrido’s. Not solely will lots of his members take a cue from him, however so will voters who again unions and watch their endorsements fastidiously.
Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Jake Lemonda: “Like The Post, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association believes Eric Adams is the right choice to lead the city out of these trying times because he offers the best chance of solving the issues bedeviling the entire city.”
Lemonda’s assertion may help drum up help for Adams amongst the uniformed rank and file in the metropolis. Adams’ service as a police officer will likewise assist.
Sheikh Musa Drammeh, head of the National Community Peace Building Commission: “Eric Adams is uniquely qualified and positioned to move the city out of its multi-prong socioeconomic challenges. Despite being knocked down by the pandemic, Adams will bring it back to a new and higher level. He personally understands what poor New Yorkers are going through while also appreciating the contributions of wealthy New Yorkers to our economy. New York knows that Eric Adams is the right leader we need now.”
Sheikh Drammeh has led varied efforts forging ties between Jews and Muslims in addition to bettering police-community relations.
David Gold, a marketing consultant and former Wall Street banker: “Eric believes in New York and its future. Wall Street likes him because he is a man with a plan who sticks to it and cares about our city. We need to feel safe on the street, in the subway, in all of our boroughs, and importantly, people should be comfortable coming to New York. We need Eric Adams because New York is at a critical point — our next mayor will be instrumental in making sure we thrive. That should be Eric Adams.”
Gold is aware of Adams by means of his work supporting first-responders in addition to widows and kids of those that have died in the line of responsibility. His help could sign to Wall Streeters that Adams is no left-wing radical who’ll let the metropolis fall to break and pressure the monetary business to flee.
Jenny Sedlis, who has headed the pro-charter-school advocacy group StudentsFirstNY: “We’re at a moment in public education where we can’t afford to take good ideas off the table. Eric Adams is not beholden to ways of doing things just because it’s how they’ve been done before; he’s committed to putting the needs of students front and center. New York City needs a mayor like Eric Adams who will fight for every student to have access to excellence and opportunity, no matter their zip code.”
Sedlis is fundraising for Strong Leadership NYC, a pro-Adams impartial expenditure committee. Her resolution to again him will strike a notice with mother and father all through the metropolis who care about getting an excellent training for their youngsters however can’t afford non-public college.