Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Bronx Democratic Party - Statement from Chairman Marcos A. Crespo

Statement from The Bronx Democratic Party Chairman Marcos A. Crespo

“When I announced back in February my intentions not to seek re-election, I confirmed that I would finish the session calendar and see the Bronx Democratic Party through the primary elections. And now that the voters have spoken, I want to congratulate all the Democratic winners, wish them immense success in November and announce that I will step down as Chair of the Democratic Party in The Bronx to coincide with my official resignation as a Member of the NYS Assembly effective today.

I'm proud of all we have accomplished over the last five years thanks to the work of talented and committed staff and volunteers. We supported the election of young, dynamic, and diverse progressive elected officials. We made history with the first black female District Attorney in the state of New York. We also strengthened the judiciary by supporting and electing dozens of women of color to the bench. The Party has become more inclusive, and the community now has a more welcoming space for larger gatherings and political activities with our newly built out headquarters.

The Bronx continues to be the epicenter of tremendous growth and improvements, but much work remains. Our beloved borough still has an arduous road ahead to address the long-standing socioeconomic disparities that were so aggressively exposed with the COVID-19 pandemic. But I have full trust and faith in our voters, I believe they have made great choices in this election cycle, and I am certain that the collective wisdom and experience of these elected Democrats will steer the party into the future with success. 

Once again, to every colleague, District Leader, State Committee Member, community partner, financial supporter, Democratic voter, even our opponents, I say thank you for the opportunity to work together. The Bronx will always be my home, but I look forward to the next generation of leadership continuing the fight to uplift every resident and make life better every day for our great Borough.”

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