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District Council 9 Painters endorses Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor

New York, NY – District Council 9 IUPAT Painters and Allied Trades today endorsed City Comptroller Scott Stringer for Mayor of New York City. 

District Council 9, which represents more than 11,000 painters, decorators, wall coverers, and other working New Yorkers, praised Stringer’s proven track record of fighting for higher wages and better working conditions while championing investments in our city to strengthen our infrastructure and create good-paying union jobs. The union also highlighted Stringer’s government experience and his readiness to lead New York City’s recovery starting on day one.

“District Council 9, Painters and Allied Trades, is proud to endorse Scott Stringer for New York City Mayor. We need a Mayor that is ready on day one — that is Scott Stringer,” stated Davon Lomax, Political Director of District Council 9. “Stringer’s commitment to fixing the City’s crumbling infrastructure will uplift the working class and put our members to work on 21st-century projects at a time when our City needs it most. Scott Stringer was a fighter for our brothers and sisters in labor when he served as New York City’s Comptroller, and I am confident he will stand by our side as our Mayor.”

Comptroller Scott Stringer said: “The painters don’t just make a project look good — they make sure its bones are strong for the future, and I’m proud to have them in my corner so we can bring the greatest city on earth out of its greatest crisis and make New York City stronger and fairer today and for the future. As mayor, I’ll launch RebuildNYC and make major infrastructure investments to repair and green our crumbling infrastructure, making New York a national leader in the green economy and creating tens of thousands of good-paying union jobs. I’ll make sure the painters have a seat at the table, because as they know, the job is only done when the paint is dry. And I’ll be ready on day one to get to work and lead New York City forward. I want to thank the leadership and the members of District Council 9 for their support, and I look forward to working with them to deliver a stronger, fairer city.”

Comptroller Stringer was also recently endorsed by Teamsters Local 237.

Scott Stringer was born and raised in Washington Heights. 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.