New York, NY – Today, New York State Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright (D-Manhattan) announced her endorsement of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer for Mayor of New York City. Assemblymember Seawright represents the 76th Assembly District encompassing the Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island and Yorkville.
Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright said: “New York City needs a mayor who will be a voice for our city’s diverse communities and Scott Stringer is that candidate. He has delivered results for New Yorkers for years — protecting small businesses from closure, fighting for more affordable housing, and expanding economic opportunity. He has stood by my constituents when we needed him the most and I know he will continue to do that at City Hall. Comptroller Stringer will bring the passion and the commitment to the job New Yorkers need and deserve. I’m proud to endorse Scott Stringer for mayor.”
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said: “Assemblymember Seawright is a fierce fighter for the East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island, and has been a fierce advocate for women and a longtime champion for our public schools, senior centers, and open spaces in the State Legislature. Her career as a public servant has always been about giving back to her community and standing up for the most vulnerable. I’m proud to have her support and to partner with her to build a city for everyone.”
Comptroller Stringer’s campaign has been endorsed by several prominent leaders who represent the vanguard of New York City’s progressive movement, including:
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 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.