Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Whitestone, Flushing, College Point, Murray Hill ) yesterday picked up the support of two key Manhattan lawmakers and a number of Manhattan district leaders and political clubs in his run for public advocate.

    The special election for the seat is slated for Tuesday Feb. 26.

    Manhattan Assembly members Dan Quart and Yuh-line Niou threw their support behind Kim, recognizing his leadership and advocacy on behalf of students. Dozens of prominent Democratic Party leaders and community activists have also thrown their support behind Ron Kim.

    The special election for NYC Public Advocate will be held on Tuesday February 26th.

    “I am proud to endorse Ron Kim for New York City Public Advocate and fully support his campaign to fight for working people in New York City. In the Assembly, he’s led the movement to end student debt and has fought for small businesses across New York. He’ll bring the same brand of leadership and courage to the Office of Public Advocate,” said Quart.

    “For as long as I have known and worked with Assemblymember Kim, I have known him to be someone who always does what he thinks will help people most. I can personally attest to his dedication to community and constituent services. We serviced, in his office, sometimes up to a hundred people a day. People desperate for language access, access to services that they should have received, and help that they had never gotten before,” said Niou.

    “Ron is always trying to make sure that those who traditionally have not had a voice, can have one. That is what being the public advocate is all about. It is about making sure all New Yorkers can have a voice. This is why I endorse Ron Kim for Public Advocate and trust that he will do what he can to fight for those who need it the most,” she added.

    Among Kim’s other Manhattan support includes Democratic District Leaders Jake Dilemani, Eric Spencer, Cory Evans, Skye Ostreicher and Sue Moss, along with Manhattan State Committeewoman Bessie Schachter, and both Lexington Democratic Club President and Vice President Peter Borock and Russell Squire.

    “I am extraordinarily grateful to my colleagues, Dan Quart and Yuh-Line Niou, for their endorsements, as well as the dozens of other community leaders who have announced their support. My campaign for Public Advocate is about putting people over corporations and voters across New York City have recognized that I am the only candidate with a serious plan to eliminate student debt and end taxpayer subsidies to massive corporations like Amazon,” said Kim.

    “The response to this message has been overwhelmingly positive as indicated by the exponential growth in support we’ve seen in less than a month since I announced my candidacy. Over the next eight weeks, I plan to continue spreading my vision to make the Office of the Public Advocate the first elected position in the nation that focuses on eliminating debt and I am confident that voters will respond in kind on Election Day, Tuesday February 26th,” he added.

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