Big Endorsement For Charles Barron By Rep. Ed Towns In Race For Congress

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Barron on endorsement:
"Whenever Barron and Towns come together powerful things are going to happen. This is a great boost following the DC 37 endorsement. From DC 37 to Congressman Towns to Washington DC.”

[New York]

Charles Barron won a powerful endorsement for the race for the U.S. Congressional District 8 from Rep. Edolphus Towns on Monday.

At a press conference Rep. Towns announced his endorsement of New York City Councilmember Barron for the newly-drawn district which encompasses much of the 10th District which Congressman Towns currently represents. Towns announced last month that he would not seek re-election.

The Charles Barron for Congress Campaign Headquarters on New Lots Avenue in East New York Brooklyn was filled with news reporters, photographers, and supporters as Towns solidified his support for Barron.

“Let me begin by saying, so there is no question; I'm endorsing Councilman Barron for Congressional District 8,” Towns said.  “One might ask the question why? Well I'm glad you asked the question. We need a strong voice in Washington DC. A person that's independent, and is going to tell it like it is. I've had the opportunity to work on several issues with Councilman Barron."

Meanwhile, Barron's supporters chanted: “Charles Barron for Congress! Charles Barron for Congress!"

Towns continued: “When we worked on Starrett City, there is no question about it, if it wasn't for the Councilman making certain that I was aware of all the information, a lot of people in Starrett City would've had to live in fear. But as a result of our actions, the people know that even if Starrett City is sold, they would still be able to remain in Starrett City. We need to have someone that's going to be involved in a direct fashion. None of this wishy-washy stuff. Talking one thing in this neighborhood and another thing in that one. We need to have somebody that's going to look at the facts and tell it like it is because that's the way it is. I've come today to join with Councilman Barron who will soon be Congressman Barron. So Councilman I am here, and my entire organization, and everything I have will go into the 8th Congressional District.”

“I would like to say on behalf of all of us in the 8th Congressional District, having the Congressman's endorsement, we are honored," Barron said. "We accept it with honor, and what better person can we have, than one who has been around here for thirty years.”

“When I go to Washington he can help me navigate the waters of Washington. He knows the needs of our seniors, of our youth, of our working families in this district.Whenever Barron and Towns come together powerful things are going to happen. This is a great boost following the DC 37 endorsement. From DC 37 to Congressman Towns to Washington DC.”

Councilman Barron has represented the 40th Councilmanic District for the past 12 years. He leads all members of the New York City Council in terms of building affordable housing, new schools, and new parks.



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