Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. endorsed Andrew Cohen, a Riverdale attorney and Community Board member, in his race to succeed the term-limited Oliver Koppell for the council’s 11th district seat. The announcement was made in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx and was followed by a walking tour of the important project sites throughout the Kingsbridge business district.
"I need partners like Andrew Cohen in the City Council. We have seen major gains in the northwest Bronx--and in every corner of this great borough. Andrew Cohen knows what this district needs to continue to see positive growth, and I am proud to support him for City Council," said Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr.
“Being recognized by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is special not only because of his experience in state and city government, but because of his personal experience as a lifelong Bronxite,” Cohen said. “He knows what it takes to get things done and how to bring diverse constituencies together. With the Borough President’s help, I will work to bring all of the communities of the 11th Council District together to fight for sensible economic development and good jobs. His leadership on living wage, paid sick leave and his proposal for a gun crime registry demonstrate his commitment progressive policies that can improve the lives of people here in the Northwest Bronx. I hope to join Borough President Diaz as part of a new generation of leaders that, through broad coalitions, can make city government work for all of us.”
Left - 11th city council candidate Andrew Cohen greets Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at West 230th Street and Broadway, as the pair start walking up Broadway.
Right - Diaz & Cohen stop to speak to a prospective voter on Broadway.
Left - Diaz & Cohen stop to greet and speak to some more prospective voters on their walking tour up Broadway.
Right - In front of what will be the new Riverdale Crossings Shopping Center featuring a BJ'S Club store, BP Diaz points to Andrew Cohen as his choice in the 11th council district.