Oct 5, 2021 | Press Release

NYC Central Labor Council Makes New Endorsements in 2021 General Election Races

NEW YORK  — The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC), representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members, including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, today announced a new round of endorsements for the 2021 New York City General Election. Today’s new endorsements include 3 Borough President candidates and 15 candidates for City Council.

“The NYC CLC is the largest and broadest labor coalition in the city, and we continue to engage more than a million voting households through our member-to-member outreach in support of endorsed candidates in 2021,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. “The candidates we’re endorsing today have shown that they have what it takes to win, and to take on the enormous challenges ahead on behalf of working families in New York City. We look forward to working with our affiliates to turn out our members to elect candidates who will work with us to revive hard-hit industries, protect jobs and critical city services, and build a resilient economy that works for all working people.”

Additional Citywide endorsements will be announced later this month.

Today’s new endorsements are as follows:

Borough Presidents

Bronx Borough President: Vanessa Gibson

Brooklyn Borough President: Antonio Reynoso

Staten Island Borough President: Mark Murphy

City Council

District 1: Chris Marte

District 9: Kristin Richardson Jordan

District 15: Oswald Feliz

District 23: Linda Lee

District 26: Julie Won

District 27: Nantasha Williams

District 32: Felicia Singh

District 36: Chi A. Ossé

District 39: Shahana Hanif

District 40: Rita Joseph

District 42: Charles Barron

District 46: Mercedes Narcisse

District 48: Steven Saperstein

District 49: Kamillah M. Hanks

District 50: Sal Albanese

Additionally, previous endorsements in the 2021 Primary which have carried over into the General Election include the following:

Borough Presidents

Manhattan Borough President: Mark Levine

Queens Borough President: Donovan Richards

City Council

District 2: Carlina Rivera

District 3: Erik Bottcher

District 4: Keith Powers

District 5: Julie Menin

District 6: Gale Brewer

District 7: Shaun Abreu

District 8: Diana Ayala

District 10: Carmen De La Rosa

District 11: Eric Dinowitz

District 12: Kevin Riley

District 13: Marjorie Velázquez

District 14: Pierina Sanchez

District 16: Althea Stevens

District 17: Rafael Salamanca, Jr.

District 18: Amanda Farías

District 20: Sandra Ung

District 21: Francisco Moya

District 22: Tiffany Cabán

District 24: James Gennaro

District 25: Shekar Krishnan

District 28: Adrienne E. Adams

District 29: Lynn Schulman

District 30: Robert Holden

District 31: Selvena Brooks-Powers

District 33: Lincoln Restler

District 34: Jennifer Gutiérrez

District 35: Crystal Hudson

District 37: Sandy Nurse

District 38: Alexa Avilés

District 43: Justin Brannan

District 45: Farrah Louis

District 47: Ari Kagan

More than 200 candidates sought the CLC’s endorsement in 2021, participating in a rigorous process that began with a training on the New York City labor movement and the issues important to working people. Candidates also interviewed with a panel of affiliate representatives and completed an extensive questionnaire before they were considered eligible for endorsement.


Contact: Kate Whalen, 347-453-7131, kwhalen@nycclc.org

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The New York City Central Labor Council is a non-profit labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for the working people of New York City. As the nation's largest regional labor federation, the NYC CLC brings together 300 local unions from every trade, occupation, public and private sector of the New York economy. We represent 1.3 million workers, including teachers, truck drivers, operating engineers, nurses, construction workers, electricians, firefighters, retail workers, janitors, train operators, bakers, and many more who are the backbone of today’s workforce. Learn more at NYCCLC.org.