Endorses state senator for public advocate
By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Borough President Marty Markowitz threw his support behind state Sen. Daniel Squadron in the race for public advocate, citing Squadron's record of results in office and his vision for the public advocate’s role as the reasons for his support.
Markowitz's support, announced at an event in front of Borough Hall on Tuesday, comes on the heels of The New York Times' endorsement of Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights-downtown Brooklyn-parts of Manhattan) on Aug. 24.
"I've worked closely with Daniel and can tell you one thing: he knows how to get results. Daniel's made a huge difference here in Brooklyn, improving subway and bus service when people said it couldn't be done, protecting and expanding affordable housing for seniors and families who need it, and negotiating the agreement to move Brooklyn Bridge Park forward with great new amenities,” Markowitz said.
“As Public Advocate, Daniel will deliver results for everyday New Yorkers working to make a life here -- New Yorkers who need someone like Daniel to fight for them. I'm very proud to support Daniel Squadron as our next Public Advocate!" Markowitz said.
"No one represents Brooklyn better than Marty Markowitz, who's dedicated his life to public service and made a real difference for our borough and our city. He's transformed Brooklyn, fighting for the housing, schools, and jobs we need. It’s been a privilege to work with Marty, and I'm so honored to have his support in the public advocate's race," Squadron said.
Squadron is serving his third term representing New York's 26th Senate District. His opponents in the Democratic primary for public advocate are: Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Fort Greene-Clinton Hill), former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani, college professor Cathy Guerriero and Sidque Wai, an official at the Police Department.
The primary takes place on Sept. 10.