VINCENT J. GENTILE, Third NYC Councilmember, Taps Surging De Blasio's Mayoral Bid
Bill de Blasio has surged ahead in the latest polls outpacing Quinn
[NYC Mayoral Race 2013]
Brooklyn Council Member Vincent J. Gentile has endorsed New York City Public Advocate and Democrat Bill de Blasio for Mayor, citing his longstanding efforts to keep neighborhood health centers open in Brooklyn.
Council Member Vincent Gentile currently represents the 43rd District, encompassing Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst.
“Bill de Blasio understands what residents in southern Brooklyn need: strong neighborhood schools, safe streets, and local community health centers. While others have stood idly by as hospitals threaten to shut down across this city, de Blasio has stood on the front lines and fought in the courts to keep these hospitals open,” Gentile, said. “We cannot overlook the basic needs of working and middle class New Yorkers — especially in the outer boroughs. Bill de Blasio will speak up for those who have been ignored for far too long.”
“From fighting to keep neighborhood senior centers open to standing up for homeowners and small business owners in his community, Vinnie Gentile has worked tirelessly to represent the residents of Brooklyn — and I’m honored to receive his endorsement today,” Bill de Blasio, said. “We need to bring true, progressive change to City Hall — through plans for early education and after-school programs, strong police-community relations that make everyone safer, and drastically expanded affordable housing options for our city’s residents. I’m determined to make these reforms for our city next year — and I’m proud to have Council Member Gentile join us in this effort.”
Council Member Gentile joins City Council Members Melissa Mark Viverito from East Harlem and Andy King from the Bronx as the third Council Member to endorse de Blasio this year.