Saturday, May 13, 2017


  Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, the largest property service workers union in the country, representing more than 82,000 New Yorkers, has endorsed Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj in his campaign for the 13th Council District. 

“Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj has consistently placed issues important to our members at the forefront of his work in the Assembly, standing up for immigrant rights and fair wages. His dedication and commitment to our members and their families is why we proudly give our endorsement to Assemblymember Gjonaj and look forward to working together to help working families in New York thrive,” said Hector Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU.

“I am honored that the members of 32BJ SEIU have decided to support my candidacy. Our building superintendents, doormen, and building employees go above and beyond, dedicating their lives to ensuring residents have a safe and clean place to call home.  Having the support of a community who has always looked out for the betterment of others means a lot to me. I look forward to working alongside them in the fight to ensure a better quality of life for all New Yorkers,” said Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj, candidate for New York City Council’s 13th District.  

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj is running for City Council to represent the 13th Council District. He currently represents the 80th Assembly District, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Allerton, Bedford Park, Morris Park, Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway and Van Nest sections in The Bronx. He serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Micro Business and is a member of several committees: Banks; Local Governments; Real Property Taxation; Small Business; Tourism, Parks, and Sports Development; and Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. 

This is now the second large union to endorse a candidate in the 13th Council district race. The United Firefighters Union has endorsed former firefighter John Marano. 

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