Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorses Gioia

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on July 30, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) campaign for public advocate announced he received the backing of a coalition of Teamsters union locals representing more than 120,000 members citywide. “Eric has demonstrated that he gets results for working people,” said Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda. “He’s someone who is focused on solving problems, and making [...]

Democracy for America, New York Community Council back Siegel

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on June 30, 2009 | No Comments

Public advocate candidate Norman Siegel was endorsed by Howard Dean’s Democracy for America and the New York Community Council, his campaign said in an e-mail. “Norman Siegel’s career is built on standing up for the rights of all of us,” Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive organization, said in the e-mail. “As the executive director [...]

Zablocki endorsed by GOP clubs in Sunnyside, Manhattan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on June 11, 2009 | No Comments

Republican public advocate candidate Alex Zablocki picked up the endorsements of the GOP Club in Sunnyside and the Vincent F. Albano Republican Club in Manhattan, his campaign said. GOP Club of Sunnyside President John Ward, from Zablocki’s release: Alex will bring real experience to the public advocate’s office. We need an advocate in City Hall [...]


Gioia leads in fundraising, trails in polls

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D?Sunnyside) run for public advocate pits him against five rivals: the former holder of that office, a Council colleague, a civil rights attorney, a Republican state Senate staffer and a Pakistani?American lawyer. A poll released last week by Marist College showed Gioia in for a tough fight after he received only [...]