The Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA), a coalition organization and powerful advocate of education development, has endorsed Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj for City Council.
“CSA is pleased to announce our support of Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj amid his 2017 City Council campaign. We share in Mark’s commitment to better the Bronx community. His continued efforts to protect quality educational programs and maintain safe neighborhood environments have not gone unnoticed,” said CSA President Ernest Logan. “We are particularly appreciative of his guidance over the this year's State Budget, of which he fought to create the Excelsior Scholarship Program, and to increase valuable services and aid for community schools. We are thrilled to stand by Mark, a hardworking candidate who delivers important resources to students and families.”
“I am honored to have received CSA’s endorsement. I thank Ernest Logan and the CSA staff for their praise and recognition. All elected officials have a responsibility to help better district schools, to show care for students and teachers, and to create civic opportunities. I look forward to playing an active role alongside the CSA in strengthening educational programs,” said Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.
New Yorkers have embraced Mark’s candidacy. He has been endorsed by Bronx Democratic County Committee, Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, State Committeeman Joseph McManus, 32BJ, and Steamfitters Local 638.
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is the collective bargaining unit for 6,100 Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Education Administrators who work in the NYC public schools and 200 Directors and Assistant Directors who work in city-subsidized Centers for Early Childhood Education (ECE). CSA also has more than 10,000 members in its Retiree Chapter.
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj is running for City Council to represent the 13th 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 of 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.