Originally published by Patch.com.
BROOKLYN, NY — Comptroller Scott Stringer has gained the support of a prominent coalition of Brooklyn elected officials in his search for the mayoral bid.
The comptroller joined Assembly Member Nick Perry, Assembly Member Diana Richardson and a group of faith leaders in the borough Friday to announce their endorsement and the start of the “Brooklyn for Stringer” coalition, which includes a number of other elected officials.
“New York City needs a mayor who leads by example and walks the walk,” Richardson said, noting Stringer’s action on affordable housing, criminal justice and the coronavirus pandemic. “…That’s the tenacity Comptroller Stringer will bring to City Hall — and he’s the fighter New Yorkers need standing up for them. With enthusiasm, I endorse Scott Stringer for mayor.”
The Brooklyn for Stringer coalition includes State Senators Julia Salazar and Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymembers Robert Carroll and Maritza Davila and U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose district includes Stringer’s native Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. The coalition plans to organize voters throughout the borough, Stringer’s campaign said.
The cross-borough support comes despite the fact that Brooklyn’s own Borough President Eric Adams, as well as one of its prominent council members, are also in the race to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio this year.
Adams has gained the support of other Brooklyn officials, including State Sen. Roxanne Persaud, Assembly Member Jaime Williams, City Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Darma Diaz. He’s also received the endorsement of Manhattan Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, who represents Stringer’s neighborhood of Washington Heights.