Council Member Brad Lander today endorsed Cynthia Nixon in her bid for governor. Lander, a founding co-chair of the Council’s Progressive Caucus, represents the 39th district encompassing portions of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington.
“This is a moment when bolder leadership is smarter leadership,” said Council Member Lander. “We desperately need a leader who will meet this moment with action and courage-- by implementing Andy Byford’s ‘Fast Forward’ plan, calling the State Senate back to Albany to vote to save our kids from traffic crashes, and pioneering bold, progressive legislation like single-payer, universal health care for every New Yorker. I’m proud to endorse progressive champion Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York State. She will provide the bolder, smarter leadership that this moment demands.”
Lander is the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy, and sits on the Committees on Civil Rights, Consumer Affairs, Economic Development, Education, General Welfare, and Women’s Issues. While in office, he has fought successfully to reform discriminatory practices in the NYPD, win living wage jobs and paid sick days for low-wage employees, protect workers in the “gig economy” and bring climate-change responsive policies to NYC.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Council Member Brad Lander, a leader for progressive values and a true fighter for working New Yorkers,” said Cynthia Nixon. “Brad understands the necessity of empowering communities and making government work for the many, not the few. I look forward to working together to fight for bold policy like single payer health care and finally making our state as progressive as its people."
This endorsement adds to a growing group of elected officials backing Cynthia. Cynthia has been endorsed by former Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, current Council Members Menchaca, Van Bramer and Reynoso, Assembly member Andrew Hevesi and she has also cross endorsed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Jessica Ramos, New York State Senate candidate in the 13th district; Julia Salazar, New York State Senate candidate in the 18th district; and Robert Jackson, New York State Senate candidate in the 31st district. She has received the endorsement from a slate of elected officials in the Capital District and Hudson Valley.