Ferrer describes Alcantara’s integrity and character as key factors to having earned his support
Today Former Bronx Borough President and 2005 Democratic Nominee for Mayor, Fernando Ferrer announced his support for Marisol Alcantara in the race for New York’s 31st State Senate District. Drawing comparisons to his own historical runs for office, Ferrer cited the importance of electing the first Dominican woman to the State Senate. In his endorsement of Marisol, Ferrer pointed to the temperament and judgement Marisol has displayed her entire life in building coalitions. "I am supporting Marisol because of her contributions as a leader in this community. Those contributions have had a positive impact on the residents of the district, families, mothers, children - that is who this election is about.
"For me, this endorsement is a recognition of the values that Marisol brings to the table - a woman who didn't just show up in this community, but has been here fighting the important battles. With regard to others, as President John F. Kennedy said many years ago: "Forgive your enemies, but don't forget their names."
In accepting Fernando Ferrer’s endorsement Marisol Alcantara said, “Fernando Ferrer means so much to the people of the City of New York. Public service is an honor and privilege that I take seriously. I am honored to have earned Freddy’s endorsement, and will work hard every day to make the people of this District proud. Freddy will be a resource for me on so many issues and I am thankful for his trust and friendship.”
Fernando Ferrer is another endorsement this week alone as Alcantara continues to build momentum. In addition to Fernando Ferrer, she was endorsed by the Democratic nominee for Congress, and current Senator Adriano Espaillat and City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez. Yesterday Alcantara was endorsed by the Transport Workers Union Local 100.