Local Democrats Throw Their Hat Behind Contender for Council Seat

State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, former State Senator Tom Duane and and the Coalition for a District Alternative Democratic Club (CODA) have all given their nod to Carlina Rivera, who is running to replace Councilmember Rosie Mendez in the 2nd Council District.

Rivera, most recently served as Legislative Director for Councilmember Mendez, and proudly helped shape legislation and policy to address homelessness, improve health, regulate the oversaturation of construction, take on landlord harassment, and improve inefficiencies within our city agencies to save tax dollars, according to a press release.

Councilmember Mendez — who is vacating her seat due to term limits — also endorses Rivera, a lifelong resident of the district, which covers parts of Chelsea, the East Village, the Flatiron District, Gramercy, Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, Midtown, Murray Hill, and Stuyvesant Town.

“It’s rare that I’d endorse a candidate for City Council this early in the election calendar, before some people have even announced. But I feel so strongly that Carlina Rivera will be such a strong City Councilmember that I’m compelled to act now,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman.

“Carlina Rivera is a long-time dedicated member of our community and would make an excellent Council Member. Carlina is passionate and has years of experience standing up for tenants, small business owners and public school children,” said Assembly Member Deborah Glick. “Our community would benefit greatly from having her fighting to advance the rights of all people.”

Councimember Mendez is leaving after three terms, which she won overwhelmingly, garnering 80% of the vote in 2005, 85% of the vote in 2009 and 92% in 2013.

The Democratic primary election will be on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.


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Eric Ferrara

I'm a 4th generation Lower East Sider, professional NYC history author, movie & TV consultant & personality, founder of Lower East Side History Project, and real estate agent at LOHO Realty.

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