Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Endorses Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor

For Immediate Release

October 23, 2020



Woodside – Today, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer endorsed Comptroller Scott Stringer’s campaign for Mayor of the City of New York. Council Member Van Bramer, a longtime organizer for justice and champion for LGBTQ issues, touted Stringer’s progressive values and management experience to lead an equitable recovery for New York City.

Council Member Van Bramer said: “Scott Stringer has spent his career fighting for real progressive change for New Yorkers. From being one of New York’s original sponsors of marriage equality legislation, to leading groundbreaking campaigns to increase racial, gender, and LGBTQ diversity in corporate boardrooms, Scott has never backed down from what’s right. I’m proud to announce my endorsement of Scott Stringer for Mayor of New York City, and I’m excited to get to work with him to bring his message to neighborhoods across my district. As Mayor, Scott will deliver relief for our small businesses, revive the arts and cultural community, build truly affordable housing, safeguard our shorelines from climate change, and protect the hard-won rights of LGBTQ New Yorkers. Scott has the passion, the progressive record, and the skills and experience to lead our city in a recovery that lifts up working people.”

Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “Council Member Van Bramer is a true progressive champion, and I am honored to earn his support. Jimmy is at the forefront of every fight for change. He is a leading advocate for equitable transit, funding for cultural institutions, protections for immigrant communities, and improving the quality of life for every New Yorker. He is a powerful voice for his constituents and for the entire LGBTQ community, especially in fighting against hateful attacks from Washington, and I look forward to working with him as we build a more equitable future for New York City. Together, we can break down barriers to inequality, build the housing New Yorkers need, and save the Main Street businesses at the heart of the city we all know and love.”

Council Member Van Bramer’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 Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn)
  • 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.

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