Greeting voters on the Upper West Side, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer today endorsed former City Councilmember Robert Jackson for State Senate, District 31. Comptroller Stringer grew up in the Washington Heights portion of the District and represented the Upper West Side portion in the State Assembly. The District is now represented by IDC member Marisol Alcantara.
“Robert Jackson is a proven progressive fighter, who has time and again stood up for the people against the powerful,” said Scott Stringer. “From his landmark suit to fund our public schools, to fighting for tenants, small businesses and justice, Robert Jackson has fought with integrity, courage and passion for our values and gotten results. Robert understands the diversity of the District and we can count on him to be there, fighting side-by-side with us for the change we so desperately need in Albany. I’m proud to endorse Robert Jackson today and will work hard to help him win.”
“I thank Scott Stringer for his support and confidence in me, and for the work he’s done and continues to do as a leading voice for reform in Albany and New York City,” said Robert Jackson. “This endorsement is particularly important because no one knows this District as well as Scott, and no one has worked harder for its residents. It is more evidence of the momentum we are building as people join this campaign because we need a real Democratic Senator, who they can count on to be there for them, putting the people first. This support represents real work on the ground as we grow our energized grassroots movement.”
Jackson has previously been endorsed by Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, former Manhattan Borough Presidents Ruth Messinger and C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan County Leader Keith Wright, Assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Inez E. Dickens, Al Taylor and former Assemblymember Denny Farrell, County Leader Keith Wright, former State Senator Franz Leichter, Councilmember Bill Perkins and former City Councilmembers Ronnie Eldridge and Rosie Mendez, Zenaida Mendez, Former Pres, NOW-NYS and founder, National Dominican Women's Caucus, Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP NYS, Tenants PAC, Daily Kos, Working Families Party, 20 District Leaders, 7 Democratic Clubs, and more than 60 activist group.