Bronx Legislators Endorse Brian Benjamin for New York City Comptroller

Brian Benjamin announced his endorsement by a group of Bronx legislators.
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Today, candidate for New York City Comptroller Brian Benjamin announced his endorsement by a group of Bronx legislators.

The group includes former Bronx Assemblymember and Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Michael Blake, Assemblymember Kenny Burgos, Assemblymember Chantel Jackson, and candidate for New York City Council District 16, Althea Stevens.

The group praised Brian’s experience in the State Senate as Chair of the Budget and Revenue Committee, his ability to handle investing the City’s money while protecting the pensions of retirees, and his dedication to act on behalf of the people. Additionally, the legislators stated that Brian is the necessary choice for rehabilitating the City’s economy responsibly.

“Brian Benjamin is the only candidate in the race that has the experience necessary for handling the City’s investments and protecting the pensions of New York’s retirees,” said former Bronx Assemblymember and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake. “Between his MBA from Harvard, his leadership of an MBWE, and his experience handling investments at a high level, Brian is the candidate we need at this critical time. As comptroller, Brian will use his experience to responsibly manage the city’s financial situation and reimagine a better and brighter economy. I’m very proud to be endorsing him today.”

“New York City stands at a crossroads. Either we recover equitably and invest in what makes us best, or we fall back. Brian Benjamin represents New Yorkers at their best: a child of immigrants who worked hard, union jobs to send their son to good schools and eventually to the State Senate. He is exactly who we need at the head of our financial recovery. He has the skills and the experience to lead us forward, and so I am proud to endorse him as our next comptroller,” said Assemblymember Kenny Burgos.

“Brian Benjamin knows that the crisis New York City is experiencing affects every family differently. To recover and grow stronger, we need financial leadership to ensure that agencies are able to deliver the mental healthcare, education, and workforce development resources that our communities deserve,” said Assemblymember Chantel Jackson. “Brian Benjamin is the only candidate in the race that has the skills and the record to lead us, and so today I am endorsing him for city Comptroller.”

“Brian Benjamin is a true leader for New York City. At a time when so many across our borough and our city are struggling, Brian has shown that he has the experience to get the job done,” said candidate for New York City Council District 16, Althea Stevens. “As Comptroller, Brian will be an advocate and a champion for New Yorkers. I am proud to join this group of legislators from the Bronx in endorsing Brian Benjamin for City Comptroller.”

These endorsements, combined with that of City Councilmember Diana Ayala who has already pledged her support for Brian, establishes a growing coalition of Bronx legislators in support of his campaign for city Comptroller.

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