The Liberty Democratic Association 5th Annual Awards Dinner had some very stiff competition Thursday night. Not only were there various community meetings, a Vice Presidential Debate, but a Yankee playoff game the same night. LDA President Richard Torres said that the LDA had scheduled the award dinner way in advance of the vice presidential debate, and added he hoped that the Yankees win the final game against the Baltimore Orioles.
On hand were Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie (who brought his 3 year old daughter Taylor with him), BDCC Chairman Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz who brought with him the new BDCC Vice-Chair Mr. Andrew Cohen (who is rumored to be a candidate for the soon to be term limited11th City Council seat), current 80th A.D. Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, Soon to be the new 87th A.D. Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, State Senator Jeff Klein, New York City Comptroller John Liu, Councilman Jimmy Vacca, Bronx DA Robert Johnson, and Brooklyn Councilwoman (and candidate for Public Advocate in 2013) Leticca James.
The Honorees of the award dinner included Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr., Ms. Angela Doyle-Ramfti of SEIU Local 1199, Mr. Joseph Kelleher President of the Hutchinson Metro Center, Ms. Elizabeth White Community School District 11 Superintendent, Mr. Michael Bernard of Villa Maria Academy, and Mr. David Edelstein the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway. Below are a few photos of the event. The lighting was low, but you can click on any photo to enlarge it.
Right - BP Diaz with Kenny Agosto, Richard Torres and Joe McManus of LDA.
Left - BDCC Chairman Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is flanked by SEIU Local 1199 board member Eddie Diaz, and New BDCC Vice-Char Andrew Cohen.
Right Councilman Jimmy Vacca of the 13th CD with rumored 11th CD candidate Andrew Cohen.