By Sabina Mollot
With the primary less than a week away, Council candidate Keith Powers got a major boost with the endorsements of the people he hopes to soon be working with: State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and Comptroller Scott Stringer. (So far Council Member Dan Garodnick has not announced an endorsement.)
“I am honored to have the support of four great leaders in the city,” said Powers. “All of them have well-earned reputations as strong reformers. They will be key partners in implementing our shared agenda of building affordable housing, improving city government, and strengthening our public schools.”
Stringer praised Powers for his progressive values, while Hoylman said he’d be a strong advocate for tenants. Kavanagh added that Powers has ideas for combating climate change and government reform.
“I know that he will be a strong partner of mine in the city on these important issues,” Kavanagh said.
Stringer added, “Keith will be a great addition to the City Council. I know that he will be an effective voice on day one.”
Councilwoman Jessica Lappin also endorsed Powers, saying she was impressed with Powers ideas’ to improve city government.
Overall, it’s been a big week for Powers who also got the nod from the New York Times and the Daily News.
Another candidate, Marti Speranza, this week announced endorsements from former Assembly Member Steven Sanders, the Amsterdam News and environmental group the Sierra Club.
Sanders, who served in the Assembly for 28 years, said Speranza has a “well-honed understanding of Manhattan politics and how to get things done.”