State Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has thrown his support behind City Council attorney Deirdre Feerick in her bid to succeed Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside).
“In these times of economic uncertainty when so many have lost their jobs and people are unsure how they can pay their rent or afford their health care, it is overwhelmingly clear that Deirdre Feerick is the leader with the vision and drive voters of the 26th Council District need to represent them,” Peralta said in a statement.
From the release:
Peralta is a first-generation Dominican-American, whose immigrant parents worked blue-collar jobs to support his family. Peralta, whose Assembly district he calls the “United Nations district” because of its rich ethnic and racial complexity, also applauded Feerick’s commitment to immigration equality. Peralta, a member of the Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus said, “As a proud Latino who understands the struggles many immigrants face, I encourage my Latino brothers and sisters in the 26th Council District and all people who value fairness and integrity to stand by Deirdre Feerick, who is their ally and will be their unflagging advocate.”
Feerick expressed her deep gratitude for Peralta’s support. “Assembly Member Peralta is a trailblazer and a leader of great vision, whose amazing life story proves that with hard work the American dream is alive and well. I deeply appreciate his support and commit myself to working with him to make sure that Queens remains the crown jewel of the city’s boroughs and a place where people from every walk of life want to raise their families,” said Feerick.