Council Member Kevin C. Riley Endorses Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson for Bronx Borough President


Bronx, NY – Today, Council Member Kevin C. Riley announced his endorsement of Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson for Bronx Borough President.

 “I am elated to endorse Vanessa L. Gibson to be our next Bronx Boro President! Vanessa has fought for the Bronx in Albany and in City Hall for years. We share a mutual passion for cure violence solutions within our community and I know she will do so much more when she gets into office as our next Bronx Borough President,” said Council Member Kevin C. Riley.

 “Council Member Kevin C. Riley has long been a force for good in the North East Bronx, and I am proud to have his endorsement. He has quickly worked to get things done for Bronxites since his election and I know that he will continue to be a fighter for his community in the years ahead. Together I know that we will work to make housing more affordable, improve our schools, and find solutions to end gun violence. I thank him for his endorsement and look forward to our continued partnership,” said Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, candidate for Bronx Borough President.

 In her campaign for Borough President, Gibson is focused on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new jobs and opportunities to the borough, and ending the distinction of being the least healthy county in New York State. She has been endorsed by Congressman Ritchie J. Torres and former Congressman José Serrano; Public Advocate Jumaane Williams; Speaker Corey Johnson; Senator José M. Serrano; Assembly Member Latoya Joyner; Council Members Diana Ayala, Laurie Cumbo, Mark Treyger, Adrienne Adams, Carlina Rivera, Daniel Dromm, Farah Louis, and Karen Koslowitz; former Council Member James Vacca; former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields; District Leaders Lanita Jones, Gene Edwards, Norma Saunders, Shirley Saunders; civil rights leader Dr. Hazel Dukes; the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; NYC Pride & Power; Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Votes PAC; #VOTEPROCHOICE; 1199 SEIU; DC37; 32BJ; UFT; CSA; Local 371; Local 372; Local 420; New York State Ironworkers District Council; LiUNA-NY; UEMSO Local 3621; and the 504 Democratic Club.

 Gibson was first elected to the State Assembly in 2009 and City Council in 2013, where she currently serves. While in office, she has made affordable housing, criminal justice reform and education her priorities. More information can be found on her website:



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