State Senate: Liu Files 7,537 Petition Signatures To Get On Ballot
John Liu, candidate for State Senate
Demonstrating popular support among voters in his district, Democrat John Liu’s campaign for State Senate has announced the filing of 7,537 petition signatures with the Board of Elections, gathered from registered Democratic voters residing within Senate District 11.This number far surpasses the 1,000 signatures required to get on the ballot.
“I am honored to receive this outpouring of support from the women and men who represent every corner of this District,” said John Liu. “This is yet another clear message from the voters to the Senate status quo that it’s time for a change. The people of District 11 are ready for a leader that can get real results. I am excited and energized by the early support I’ve received from my neighbors and from the many civic groups, community and local leaders who have wholeheartedly endorsed my campaign to bring effective leadership to Albany.”
This strong showing of support from community comes on the heels of numerous recent endorsement for Liu’s surging campaign including multiple major New York City labor unions, including UAW Region 9A, which represents 50,000 auto workers; IATSE Local 1, which represents 3,000 stagehands; IBEW Local 3, which represents 30,000 electrical workers and has a strong presence in and around Senate District 11; UFCW Local 1500, which represents 23,000 grocery store workers; the New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers, which represents 18,000 crane and heavy equipment operators Locals 14 and 15; the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, which represents 12,500 principals and school administrators working in NYC public schools; stationary engineers Locals 30 and 94; school custodians Local 891; and New York City building inspectors Local 211. Liu also earned the coveted endorsement of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC) that boasts 50,000-plus workers and retirees, and is known for its highly sophisticated political operation.
Liu has also been endorsed by numerous Democratic local elected leaders, including Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; State Assemblymembers Ed Braunstein, Barbara Clark, Ron Kim, Nily Rozic, Mike Simanowitz, and David Weprin; New York City Councilmembers Peter Koo, Rory Lancman, Daneek Miller, Mark Weprin, and Paul Vallone; and State Senators Joe Addabbo, Martin Dilan, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Brad Hoylman, Liz Krueger, Velmanette Montgomery, Kevin Parker, Jose Peralta, Bill Perkins, Gustavo Rivera, James Sanders and Toby Stavisky.
The Liu campaign has also received endorsements from tenants’ rights group Tenants PAC, grassroots activist organization New York Communities for Change, the Queens County Democrats, Queens County Young Democrats, and the nation’s largest progressive online community Daily Kos.