New York, NY – Today, Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) and Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID) announced their endorsement of Comptroller Scott M. Stringer for Mayor of New York City. IND and CBID’s endorsements build on the growing progressive support behind Comptroller Stringer’s campaign – demonstrating momentum in both Brooklyn and across the city. IND is a longstanding progressive political club representing residents of the 52nd Assembly District in Brooklyn with a mission to elect more Democrats and promote civic participation in their district. CBID is a political club of progressive Democrats in Brooklyn who share a common goal for positive change in city and state government – representing residents in Assembly Districts 44, 51, 52, and 57.
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said: “IND and CBID are both leading progressive organizations whose members are dedicated to advancing a bold vision for this city and to improving the lives of all Brooklynites. IND and CBID members are on the front lines in the fight to protect our environment, modernize our transit system, and protect New Yorkers’ quality of life. Their members are true public servants – giving back to their communities in their advocacy work. I’m so proud to have their support and to partner with them to build a city for everyone.”
Comptroller Stringer’s campaign has been endorsed by several prominent leaders and organizations who represent the vanguard of New York City’s progressive movement, including:
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.