-For Brooklyn’s 54th State Assembly District in Special Election Tuesday, September 13
It is easy to see why Jesus Gonzalez, 26, has so many endorsements in his campaign for the Brooklyn’s NYS 54th Assembly District special election.
As a son of Bushwick and the candidate of the Working Families Party, his history in the community is a breath of fresh air.
The Special Election to fill Darryl Towns’ seat will be held on Tuesday, September 13.
Not connected to any power broker or political family, he rose from the streets of Bushwick where he lived with his hard-working family to become a compassionate, self-motivated community organizer — which is what is needed for a new beginning in the 54th Assembly District, which covers areas of Bushwick, Brownsville, East New York and parts of northeast Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Neither of his opponents in the Democratic primary, Deidra Towns or Raphael Espinal, appear to have the independence and strong record of community-centered activism which is the core of Gonzalez’s campaign, and a quality much-needed in these shaky economic times.
Our Time Press supports Gonzalez’s run, joining a growing list of endorsers who are urging voters to remember that a single vote can make a difference, particularly in these special elections in a district with a history of low turnouts.
US Rep. Nydia Velazquez • Assemblywoman Inez Barron • Council Member Charles Barron • Council Member Letitia James • Council Member Brad Lander • Council Member Diana Reyna • Lincoln Restler, District Leader and Democratic State Committee Member of the 50th Assembly District • Hon. Chris Owens, District Leader/Democratic State Committee Member, 52nd Assembly District.
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care • Luis Garden Acosta • Democracy for NYC • Equal Justice Political Action Committee • Mark Winston Griffith • Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn • New Kings Democrats • New York Communities for Change • Monsignor John Powis • Tenants Political Action Committee • Working Families Party • Freedom Party
Willie Perdomo • Lemon Anderson • Tony Touch
Service Employees International Union, Local 1199 • Communications Workers of America, District 1 • Communications Workers of America, Local 1180 • Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United • New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council • New York-New Jersey Regional Joint Board, Workers United • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union • Transport Workers Union, Local 100 • United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1500