Endorsements Surge In Kevin Parker's Bid for NYC Comptroller

New York State Senator Kevin Parker has received close to 100 endorsements in his bid for New York City Comptroller.
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New York State Senator Kevin Parker has received close to 100 endorsements in his bid for New York City Comptroller. His broad support includes New York City’s elected officials at all levels of government, dozens of faith leaders, renowned political clubs, and a diverse array of fellow candidates running for local offices in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 22nd.

Senator Parker’s endorsements include Congresswoman Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, Yvette Clarke, Assemblywoman and Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, former Councilwoman Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Councilwoman Farah Louis, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Councilman Mathieu Eugene, and District Leader Edu Hermelyn.

Senator Parker has cross-endorsed with Brooklyn Borough President candidate Khari Edwards, Staten Island Borough President candidate Brandon Stradford, City Council District 1 candidate Tiffany Johnson-Winbush, City Council District 23 candidate Harpreet Singh Toor, City Council District 40 candidate Kenya Handy-Hilliard, City Council District 42 candidate Nikki Lucas, City Council District 36 candidate Robert Waterman, and City Council District 47 candidate Steven Patzer.

Other supporters include the Progressive Democrats Political Association of Central Brooklyn, which includes influential members such as Council Member Alicka Samuel, former Councilwoman Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, the Unified Political Association, Seaside Independent Democrats, over 50 faith leaders, and New Yorkers from all walks of life.

“My friend Kevin Parker is built to lead,” said Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. “His unique qualifications make him well-suited to excel as our next Comptroller, starting day one. Senator Parker has received two of the most endorsements in New York: the Progressive Democrats Political Association of Central Brooklyn and its founder, my mother Una S.T. Clarke.”

Congresswoman Clarke added, “His record speaks for itself. Kevin is committed to advancing and fortifying our shared progressive values, and will continue his track record as a beacon for innovation and leadership in New York City. In the Comptroller’s race, he is the right man for the job. But don’t take my word for it: just ask my mother.”

In explaining her endorsement, Council candidate Nikki Lucas said, "Kevin Parker has a proven record of passing important legislation ranging from police reform to clean energy to cannabis legalization, which will grow and diversify our economy. Kevin is the right person to be Comptroller of New York City because of his understanding and experience in government and his commitment to equity when it comes to the distribution of resources in communities that have been shortchanged for years."

“The amount of support and recognition I am receiving from colleagues, candidates, clergy, and political clubs means the world to me,” Senator Parker said. “I have always put the people first and done what’s right for them, because it’s the people that make this great city thrive, and as Comptroller I will advance Economic Justice for All New Yorkers.”

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