Flushing, NY – Today, a grassroots coalition of supporters from New York City’s Chinese community launched ‘Chinese Americans for Stringer’—a citywide initiative led by community leaders, small business owners and advocates to rally support behind Scott Stringer for Mayor.
Chinese Americans for Stringer will work to activate Asian voters in all five boroughs to come to the polls for Stringer in the June primary. Members of the coalition praised Stringer for his track record of helping the city saving millions of dollars as Comptroller, supporting small businesses, championing immigrant communities, and fighting for MWBEs.
Michelle Wang, President of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) and co-chair of Chinese Americans for Stringer said: “Now more than ever, we need a trusted leader with government experience who has a proven track record of protecting immigrant communities, standing up against hate and supporting small businesses. Scott Stringer is the leader our city needs. He is prepared to lead our economic recovery, rebuild our city, invest in affordable housing and transportation, and tackle the issues facing our city head on. I am proud to support Scott for Mayor and I am proud of this citywide effort by the Asian American community in New York to get Scott to City Hall.”
Pauline Chu, President of Chinese American Parent Association and co-chair of Chinese Americans for Stringer said: “Education has always been a top issue in Chinese American communities for many years. After a year of challenges with remote learning, we need a mayor who understands the issues facing our city and a leader who has detailed plans to solve them. Scott Stringer is the only candidate with an actionable plan to invest and transform our public education and get our children back on track. With Scott Stringer in City Hall, we will see change in our public education, affordable housing, transportation and economy.”
Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “I am so proud to have the support of some of the most esteemed members of the Chinese community in New York City. ‘Chinese Americans for Stringer’ is a grassroots, people-powered effort committed to bringing our city back stronger, fairer and more equitable than ever before. I am incredibly humbled to have them by my side in the work ahead.”
Chinese Americans for Stringer is chaired by:
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.