As I said on PARROT TV TALKING POLITICS (which I host) earlier today Councilwoman Adriene Adams has more than enough votes to become the next Speaker of the City Council. Below is a listing of 2022 City Council members who are supporting Councilwoman Adams for Speaker.
The lone Bronx holdout is 15th council district Councilman Oswald Feliz.
Today Council Member Adrienne Adams clinched victory in the race for City Council Speaker, as 33 members of the 51-member City Council committed their support or released statements backing her Speaker candidacy. The broad support for Council Member Adams from legislative leaders across the five boroughs comes on the heels of a coalition of labor unions, including 32BJ SEIU, DC 37, CWA District 1, and NYSNA declaring their support for her campaign for Speaker. Incoming Speaker Adams will lead a history-making City Council, with a majority of women serving on the Council for the first time.
An inclusive and diverse coalition, with members from across the City and across the political spectrum, is supporting Adrienne Adams. She will assume the office on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at the first Stated Meeting in the next session of the City Council.
Council Member Adrienne Adams said: “I am honored to have earned the support and the trust of my colleagues to be their Speaker. Our coalition reflects the best of our city. We are ready to come together to solve the enormous challenges we face in order to not just recover from Covid but to build a better, fairer City that works for everyone. I want to thank the Council members, labor and party leaders, women’s groups, and everyone in our broad coalition for their support. The City Council will be a collaborative and effective legislative body that incorporates what makes New York City great and focuses on the needs of our communities.”
Adrienne Adams was first elected to represent the neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park in November 2017. A lifelong resident of Southeast Queens and longtime community activist, Adrienne has been a leader for public safety, education equity, and economic development. Her ascension to the Speakership is the culmination of decades of public service and community organizing. She has previously served as a Community Board member and Chairperson, a member of the Community District Council, and the NAACP, among other community and advocacy groups.
Council Member Adams’ trailblazing campaign for Speaker received support from the following members:
Council Member Carlina Rivera, District 2
Council Member Keith Powers, District 4
Council Member-elect Gale Brewer, District 6
Council Member Diana Ayala, District 8
Council Member Sandra Ung, District 20
Council Member Tiffany Cabán, District 22
Council Member-elect Linda Lee, District 23
Council Member Jim Gennaro, District 24
Council Member-elect Shekar Krishnan, District 25
Council Member-elect Julie Won, District 26
Council Member-elect Nantasha Williams, District 27
Council Member Adrienne Adams, District 28
Council Member-elect Lynn Schulman, District 29
Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers, District 31
Council Member Eric Dinowitz, District 11
Council Member Kevin Riley, District 12
Council Member-elect Marjorie Velázquez, District 13
Council Member-elect Pierina Sanchez, District 14
Council Member-elect Althea Stevens, District 16
Council Member Rafael Salamanca, District 17
Council Member-elect Amanda Farías, District 18
Council Member-elect Lincoln Restler, District 33
Council Member-elect Jennifer Gutiérrez, District 34
Council Member-elect Crystal Hudson, District 35
Council Member-elect Chi Ossé, District 36
Council Member-elect Sandy Nurse, District 37
Council Member-elect Alexa Avilés, District 38
Council Member-elect Shahana Hanif, District 39
Council Member-elect Rita Joseph, District 40
Council Member-elect Darlene Mealy, District 41
Council Member Justin Brannan, District 43
Council Member Farah N. Louis, District 45
Council Member-elect Mercedes Narcisse, District 46