CWA Local 1182 Backs Comrie For Borough President

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[Elections 2013]

Leroy Comrie's campaign for Queens Borough President got another boost today when he was endorsed by CWA Local 1182, representing New York City Uniform Traffic and Sanitation Enforcement Agents (TEAs).

TEAs are law enforcement professionals employed by the New York City Police Department who work with and supplement the efforts of the police force.

“Leroy Comrie is steady and focused—a low-key fighter, not looking to be patted on the back, only looking to do the real work that benefits the people of Queens,” said Robert Cassar, President of Local 1182.

“He is not fazed by the hoopla. He is honest and works effectively on behalf of our members and the residents of Queens, therefore we are proud to endorse Leroy Comrie for Borough President today— a leader with great integrity.”

“I am grateful for the support of CWA Local 1182. They are hard working public servants who help deliver a better quality of life for all New Yorkers,” said Comrie. “They toil in every neighborhood to help keep our streets and public spaces cleaner and safer. They often work under difficult conditions, but are committed to doing the best job possible every day and so to receive the endorsement of these men and women is a great honor. I am looking forward to working in partnership with them as Queens Borough President.”

Last Sunday, Mayor David Dinkins also officially endorsed Comrie. Dinkins who, himself once served in Manhattan, as Borough President, said, “Leroy Comrie has the support of folks whose values are aligned with his own—of putting the people first.” Dinkins added: “Leroy Comrie's ability to deliver results is evident in his work. Comrie remains steadfast in his commitment to bring resources back to the community and maintain critical programs that make a difference for working people, their families, our seniors and our youth. We need more trusted leaders like Leroy Comrie in public office. I am proud to stand with Leroy today and endorse him for Borough President of the great borough of Queens.”

District Council 37 (DC37), New York City’s largest public employee union, the Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA) Union and close to 50 clergy leaders, have already come out in support of Comrie.



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