Council Member Diana Ayala Endorses Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor

Council Member Diana Ayala endorsed Comptroller Scott Stringer’s campaign for Mayor of the City of New York.
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Today, Council Member Diana Ayala endorsed Comptroller Scott Stringer’s campaign for Mayor of the City of New York.

Council Member Ayala, a strong champion of immigrant communities, hailed Stringer’s inclusive approach to government, his record of progressive accomplishment and advocating against gun violence, as well as his management experience to lead an effective recovery in New York City.

Council Member Diana Ayala said: “Scott Stringer believes the best way to advance progressive causes is to deliver progressive results. That’s been the hallmark of his career. He represents all New Yorkers, stands up to gun violence, gives voice to marginalized communities and is a champion for immigrants and the affordable housing we need to make it in this city. He’s not just a proud progressive, but a proven manager who has the skills, experience, and vision to lead our city’s recovery from COVID-19. At City Hall, I have no doubt that he will fight to build a city for everyone. With enthusiasm, I endorse Scott Stringer for mayor."

Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “Diana Ayala is the definition of public service. She gives it her all to give back to the communities she serves--and she delivers. She’s a powerful voice against gun violence and she’s fighting for a future of better schools, not bigger jails. With Council Member Ayala by our side, we’re continuing to build a citywide coalition to win this race. I’m proud to have her support and friendship in our campaign to bring leadership back to City Hall and build a city for everyone.”

Council Member Ayala’s endorsement follows support for the Stringer campaign from prominent leaders who represent the vanguard of New York City’s progressive movement, including:

  • Congressmember Adriano Espaillat (D-Bronx & Manhattan)
  • Congressmember-Elect Jamaal Bowman (D-Bronx)
  • Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx)
  • Sen. Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan)
  • Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Brooklyn & Manhattan)
  • Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens)
  • Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn)
  • Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D-Brooklyn)
  • Assemblymember Catalina Cruz (D-Queens)
  • Assemblymember Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn)
  • Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember-Elect Amanda Septimo (D-Bronx)
  • Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens)
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Scott Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.

Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1993 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.

The link to the livestream of today’s event can be found on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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