BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ Jr. ENDORSES ERIC ADAMS FOR MAYOR

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Diaz: “It is time for the Bronx, Latinos, and all New Yorkers to unite behind Eric Adams to be our next mayor”

The Bronx, NY—Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. endorsed Eric Adams for mayor of New York City today, saying “it is time for the Bronx, Latinos, and all New Yorkers to unite behind Eric Adams to be our next mayor.”

“New York needs a mayor with the life experience of everyday New Yorkers to lead us out of this pandemic and make our city a stronger, fairer place than it was before — and I have no doubt that person is Eric Adams,” Bronx Borough President Diaz said. “We need someone who can run this city, not run from this city. This is our opportunity for real change. It is time for the Bronx, Latinos, and all New Yorkers to unite behind Eric Adams to be our next mayor.”

“Borough President Diaz is the city’s strongest, most effective leader on behalf of the Bronx and Latino New Yorkers — and I am honored to have his support,” mayoral candidate Eric Adams said. “Before COVID-19 hit, Ruben cut the unemployment rate in the Bronx in half and delivered nearly $20 billion in new investment. And for the last year he has been working harder than anyone to ensure that Bronx residents who are struggling are getting what they need from their government. Ruben and I are from different boroughs but the same place. We wake up every day worried about everyday New Yorkers — and it is critical that the next mayor both understand their struggle and put them first as we face this pivotal moment in our history.”

In addition to Borough President Diaz, Adams has also been endorsed by DC37, the Hotel Trades Council, OPEIU Local 153, 32BJ SEIU, and the Uniform Fire Officers Association, as well as Rep. Tom Suozzi; state Sens. Andrew Gounardes, Roxanne Persaud, James Sanders, and Diane Savino; Assembly Members Peter Abbate, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, Inez Dickens, Erik Dilan, Alicia Hyndman, Jenifer Rajkumar, José Rivera, Clyde Vanel, and Jaime Williams; New York City Council Members Adrienne Adams, Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Justin Brannan, Selvena Brooks-Powers, Laurie Cumbo, Darma Diaz, Peter Koo, Farah Louis, Alan Maisel, I. Daneek Miller, Francisco Moya, and Ydanis Rodriguez; former Reps. Charlie Rangel and Ed Towns; former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer; and former Assembly Members Karim Camara and Aurelia Greene.

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