With more than two weeks to go before the Sept. 14 Democratic Primary, Lynn Nunes received another key endorsement Thursday.
The non-partisan government watchdog group, Citizens Union, picked the 25-year-old real estate business owner, who is challenging incumbent state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) for being “active in the community to address the fallout from the foreclosure crisis,” according to the candidate.
Nunes has earned several endorsements for his run, including backing from several gay rights groups and activists who have criticized Huntley for her no vote on the gay marriage bill last year.
The candidate has been pushing Huntley to meet with him in a debate before the voters head to the polls. Nunes appeared alone for a Queens Public Television candidates forum this week, and said he would be appearing in a debate in Richmond Hill next Wednesday and another at the Jamaica NAACP the following day. Huntley’s office has indicated that she would not be partaking in any debate for the primary.
“There are many important issues facing our communities and voters deserve to hear directly from the candidates,” Nunes said in a statement.