Grodenchik, Weprin, and Weprin Endorse Linda Lee


Democrat Linda Lee secures endorsements from Barry Grodenchik, David Weprin and Mark Weprin.

The three most recent Councilmembers from the 23rd district in Queens come together to endorse Linda Lee for the seat.

QUEENS, NY – Today, Democrat Linda Lee received the endorsements of Councilmember Barry Grodenchik, Assemblymember David Weprin, and former Councilmember Mark Weprin – the past three Councilmembers to have held the 23rd District seat. The three elected officials gathered in Hollis Hills at 188th Street, which is co-named Saul Weprin Street, near PS 178 where David and Mark Weprin attended elementary school, to highlight the history and tradition of public service and community advocacy that Grodenchik, David, and Mark Weprin know Linda Lee will continue as the next Councilmember for the area.

“As a public-school parent, longtime district resident, community board member, and social service agency leader, Linda Lee is ready to represent our district in the city council. Linda has my enthusiastic support, and I look forward to seeing her elected in November,” said Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, who has represented Council District 23 since 2015. 

“Linda Lee is a homeowner and public school parent who understands what our families care about and who knows how to fight for our communities. I’m proud to endorse her and vote for her to be our next City Councilmember,” said Assemblymember David Weprin.

 “Linda Lee is an ideal candidate to represent our community. As the head of a nonprofit serving seniors, educating youth, and keeping families healthy, Linda has the skills and experience to deliver for District 23. And as a mom of two boys in our great public schools who loves the Mets and rock and roll, Linda is deeply steeped in values that make this a great place to live, work and raise a family,” stated former Councilmember Mark Weprin. 

Democratic City Council nominee Linda Lee said “It is so humbling to have earned the support of Councilman Barry Grodenchik, and David and Mark Weprin. For decades, these men have dedicated their lives to public service, fought for us City Hall, and delivered for the residents of Eastern Queens. I’m excited to carry on that tradition, learn from their experience, and deliver on the issues that our families care most about when elected to the City Council.”

Lee is currently the President and CEO of Korean Community Services, a community-based nonprofit in Queens that provides social services to the community. If elected, Lee would be the first Korean-American elected to the Council, and the first woman and person of color elected in District 23.
Lee has been endorsed by Congressmembers Tom Suozzi, Grace Meng, and Gregory Meeks, State Senators John Liu, Leroy Comrie, Toby Ann Stavisky, and Jessica Ramos, Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Catalina Cruz, our teachers, nurses, and detectives unions, along with many other labor unions, civic organizations, and local leaders. Assemblymember David Weprin previously endorsed Linda during the Democratic Primary, and is reiterating his support for her to take his former seat in the General Election.


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