Independent Neighborhood Democrats
May 18th, 2017 @ 7PM
ST Francis College
Endorsement Night Summary!
Last Thursday, May 17th, at Saint Francis College the Independent Neighborhood Democrats(IND) held their endorsement meeting for this years elections.
The biggest endorsement of the night was without a doubt for District Attorney in which Anne Swern received the clubs support by a healthy margin. It should be noted that this was 1 of 2 endorsements Swern received Thursday night as she also received the endorsement of the Bay Ridge based Brooklyn democrats for change. Before the vote , former assemblywoman, Joan Millman spoke passionately about the programs Anne was instrumental in designing and implementing(Red Hook Community justice center being one she mentioned) while working for the District Attorney's office over the 3 decades.
IND heard from, and endorsed, Mayor Bill deBlasio for reelection. The mayor spoke about the progress the city has made in his time(crime rate, economy) and fielded a few questions ranging from the audience. The Mayor gave a shoutout to members of the audience such as the aforementioned Joan Millman and her successor Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.
Senator Daniel Squadron spoke on behalf of Comptroller Scott Stringers reelection and stressed the importance of the great jobs the comptroller has done in ensuring the city is on solid fiscal footing. The club endorsed Scott Stringer, who was honored by IND at our annual dinner , for reelection and did the same for Public Advocate Tish James and Borough President Eric Adams.
In the New York City Council IND endorsed Steve Levin(33rd district) and Brad Lander(39th District) for reelection.
On the judicial side of endorsements IND voted to support Hemalee Patel for Civil Court In the 6th municipal district and in the county wide races David Pepper, Connie Mallafre Melendez and Isiris" Isela" Isaac.
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2017 Democratic Primary Endorsements
Mayor- Bill de Blasio
Comptroller- Scott Stringer
Brooklyn District Attorney- Anne Swern
Brooklyn Borough President- Eric Adams
Public Advocate-Tish James
33rd City Council District- Steve levin
39th City Council District- Brad Lander
Civil Court 6th Municipal District- Hemalee Patel
County Wide Judicial Races-
-Connie Mallafre Melendez
- Isela Isaac