Friday, July 24, 2020

AOC-Endorsed Local Candidates Sweep New York Primary

Progressive candidates have increased their representative voice in the New York State Legislature. 15 out of the 15 candidates endorsed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swept the New York primaries. The candidates’ victories were made official this week after a delayed verification of absentee ballots from the June 23rd Primary. Candidates Nathalia Fernández, Gustavo Rivera and Jamaal Bailey ran unopposed.

“On behalf of our campaign, I’d like to extend our sincere congratulations to these leaders fighting for bold progressive change.” Said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign Manager,  Rebecca Rodríguez. “The results of the 2020 Primary Election are a clear mandate to continue fighting for issues like housing as a human right, defunding the police and a Green New Deal that puts working people first and that’s exactly what these candidates intend to do.”

The following local New York candidates have been endorsed by Ocasio-Cortez.

New York State Senate:
Jamaal Bailey, Bx (SD 36)*
Alessandra Biaggi, Bx (SD 34)
Jabari Brisport, Bk (SD 25)
Michael Gianaris, Qns (SD 12)
Robert Jackson, Man (SD 31)
Jessica Ramos, Qns (SD 13)
Gustavo Rivera, Bx (SD 33)*
Julia Salazar, Bk (SD 18)

New York State Assembly:
Catalina Cruz, Qns (AD 39)
Nathalia Fernández, Bx (AD 80)*
Ron Kim, Qns (AD 40)
Marcela Mitaynes, Bk (AD 51)
Yuh-Line Niou, Man (AD 65)
Karines Reyes, Bx (AD 87)
Phara Souffrant, Bk (AD 57)


We would like to remind Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez that not all of the candidates she endorsed were winners.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez endorsed candidate Samelys Lopez in the neighboring 15th Congressional District who did not come away with a victory. Ocasio-Cortez backed candidate Samelys Lopez finished third or forth in the 15th Congressional race where current Councilman Ritchie Torres pulled off an astonishing win. A recount is expected.

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