For Immediate Release
October 21, 2020
ASSEMBLYMEMBER MARITZA DAVILA ENDORSES COMPTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER FOR MAYOR
Bushwick – Today, Assemblymember Maritza Davila endorsed Comptroller Scott Stringer’s campaign for Mayor of the City of New York. Assemblymember Davila, a longtime community organizer and champion for public education, emphasized Stringer’s commitment to early education and child care expansion, as well as his skills and experience to lead New York City out of crisis.
Assemblymember Maritza Davila said: “Today I’m proud to announce my endorsement of Scott Stringer for Mayor of New York City. I have known Scott for over 10 years and have seen the hard work and dedication he brings to his job in public service. With Scott as mayor, I know he will work to implement his bold plan to expand quality child care, provide early education, and support all of our babies. And I’m certain he will bring his passion for this City to Gracie Mansion and work tirelessly to lead New York out of crisis.”
Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “Assemblymember Davila has spent her life on the frontlines serving her neighbors and standing up for disenfranchised communities. She’s a longtime champion for children and she knows that an equitable recovery rests on providing quality care to all of our kids. I’m proud to earn Maritza’s support in this campaign, and I look forward to fighting with her for working families in Northern Brooklyn and across this City.”
Assemblymember Davila’s endorsement follows support for the Stringer campaign from prominent leaders who represent the vanguard of New York City’s progressive movement, including:
- Congressmember Adriano Espaillat (D-Bronx & Manhattan)
- Democratic nominee for Congress Jamaal Bowman (D-Bronx)
- Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx)
- Sen. Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan)
- Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Brooklyn & Manhattan)
- Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens)
- Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn)
- Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D-Brooklyn)
- Assemblymember Catalina Cruz (D-Queens)
- Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan)
- Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan)
- Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Manhattan)
- Democratic nominee for Assembly Amanda Septimo (D-Bronx)
Scott Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.
Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1993 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.