Comptroller Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa Endorse Each Other’s 2021 Campaigns

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2020


Washington Heights – Today, Comptroller Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa announced that they are endorsing one another in their respective campaigns for Mayor and City Council. Comptroller Stringer hailed Assemblymember De La Rosa for her leadership as the lead Assembly sponsor of the New York State Dream Act, which granted undocumented immigrants access to higher education. Assemblymember De La Rosa touted Comptroller Stringer’s long progressive record and management experience as critical to delivering an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19.

Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa said: “Scott Stringer is no stranger to our communities—he grew up here, listens to the people on the ground, and fights for our priorities. He’s always believed in bringing progressive change by working with communities from the bottom up. And as our city emerges from COVID-19, we need a mayor who is ready, has the vision to lead, and has the skills to deliver an equitable economic recovery that leaves no community behind. That mayor will be Scott Stringer, and I’m proud to endorse his campaign to bring leadership back to City Hall and to have his support in my run for City Council.”

Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa is a rising star who has served her neighbors tirelessly up in Albany. As the lead sponsor of the Dream Act, she opened doors to opportunity for thousands of young immigrants across the state who can now access a full education that taps their potential. Carmen will be an outstanding member of the New York City Council where she will continue to be a leading voice for fairness and dignity for all. I’m thrilled to endorse her, and I’m proud to partner with her to build a city for everyone.”

Assemblymember De La Rosa’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)
  • Congressmember-Elect 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 Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn)
  • Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Manhattan)
  • Assemblymember-Elect Amanda Septimo (D-Bronx)
  • Council Member Diana Ayala (D-Bronx & Manhattan)
  • Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens)
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

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.

The link to the livestream of today’s event can be found on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.