Teamsters Endorse John Liu for Comptroller for Sept. 29th Runoff
In the hurried runoff between John Liu and David Yassky for Comptroller, the Teamsters have joined the already long list of Liu endorsements.
“It is my pleasure to announce on behalf of the more than 120,000 working men and women in the Teamsters Joint Council 16, our endorsement of Councilman John Liu for New York City Comptroller," said Teamsters President George Miranda. “Over the past eight years, as a Councilman and Chair of the Transportation Committee, he has consistently backed the interests of working people. John’s financial experience will make him a fine Comptroller, but his passion for public service will make him the people’s watchdog in an era of economic uncertainty. We look forward to doing all we can to make sure that John becomes New York’s next Comptroller."
The Teamsters join an already formidable coalition of supporters including most of the LGBT organizations in the city (including Lambda Independent Democrats, Stonewall Democrats and Gay City News), labor unions including the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Uniformed Firefighters Association and Unite Auto Workers), the Amsterdam News, most of the Democratic Clubs in Queens (of course), and Manhattan (including Village Reform Democratic Club, Village Independent Democrats, West Harlem Independent Democrats, East Harlem United Democrats, El Nuevo Caribe Democratic Club of El Barrio/East Harlem, Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, and Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats), Staten Island (including Staten Island Democratic Association and Democratic Organization of Richmond County) and even some in Brooklyn (including Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats and the American Heritage Democratic Club) among many others.