Last night the Ben Franklin Democratic Club (the largest Democratic club in the Bronx) voted to endorse a candidate in the upcoming City Comptroller race. Current Manhattan Borough President and candidate for City Comptroller Scott Stringer (a favorite of many Ben Franklin club members) spoke to the standing room only crowd at the clubs headquarters. After a few questions the club voted 34 to endorse Stringer to 5 no endorsement votes.
On the meeting agenda was an introduction to the four Democratic candidates running for the position of Public Advocate. There was no endorsement vote for this position which was said to come at a later date. The four candidates for the office of Public Advocate were Reshma Sajuani (A former Deputy Public Advocate to the current Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, who also is the founder of Girls Who Code a non-profit organization based in New York City), Brooklyn State Senator Dan Squadron (who spoke about his duties as a state senator and what he wants to do as the next Public Advocate), Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James (who explained here vision for the office of Public Advocate), and Newcomer Cathy Guerriero (who made a huge impression on some Ben Franklin members by her bold and brash style of describing herself and what needs to be done as a Public Advocate for the people of New York City).
Left - Manhattan Borough President and candidate for City Comptroller Scott Stringer addresses the crowd at the Ben Franklin Democratic Club.
Right - Newcomer Cathy Guerriero fired up many of those in the audience with her bold and brash style of describing what people have gotten in the past from the Public Advocate, and what she wants to bring to the position for the people of New York.
Left - Candidate Reshma Saujani explains her position to the members of the Ben Franklin Club.
Right - Brooklyn State Senator Dan Squadron gives his views as to why he should be the next Public Advocate.