The New York Times Endorses Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate
In the race for New York City’s public advocate, one activist candidate has stood out in the eyes of New York’s grassroots coalitions from the beginning as the most qualified to stand up for New Yorkers. Founding member of NYPAN and Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams, frontrunner in the NY Public Advocate race, has earned the endorsement of the New York Times. New York Progressive Action Network endorsed Williams last November, just off the heels of his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, which was also endorsed by the New York Times.
“The best candidate to hold Mr. de Blasio accountable and to press for reforms is Jumaane Williams, a veteran city councilman with a record of accomplishment and a steadfast willingness to stand up to powerful interests on behalf of New Yorkers,” said the Times Editorial Board in their statement Thursday. The Working Families Party, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, as well as the first Public Advocate for the city of New York Mark Green have all endorsed Williams, joining dozes of others elected officials and organizations.