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Prior to receiving endorsements from Mosley, Cumbo and Cornegy, DA Gonzalez secured the support from several other elected officials, unions and organizations

On Monday, acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez picked up three key endorsements from central Brooklyn’s legislators: Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Councilmember Robert Cornegy have thrown their support behind his candidacy.

“The families of Brooklyn are well-represented and safer because of Eric Gonzalez,” said Cumbo. “His commitment to providing second chances for our young people and restoring faith in our criminal justice system is why I fully support him for Brooklyn District Attorney.”

Hand-picked by the late District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Gonzalez’s tenure has been focused on restoring justice by developing and implementing programs such as the Conviction Review Unit, set up to examine hundreds of questionable convictions from recent decades; the Begin Again program, created to assist residents with the dismissal of outstanding low-level summons warrants; and the Young Adult Court, an initiative that offers young adults a wide array of services and alternative sentences based on their needs.

“Acting DA Gonzalez’s progressive reforms like the Begin Again program help residents of my district end their decades-long fear of arrest because of a small misdemeanor case,” said Cornegy. “This is another measure that builds trust between the community and law enforcement.”

Next to Gonzalez, there are five other hopeful candidates in the race for Brooklyn district attorney: Ama Dwimoh, Patricia Gatling, Anne Swern, Vincent J. Gentile and Marc Fliedner.

Prior to receiving the endorsements from Mosley, Cumbo and Cornegy, Gonzalez already secured the support from several other elected officials, unions and organizations. A full list can be seen below.

The primaries will take place on September 12, and the general election on November 7.

Elected Officials
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer; Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz, Assembly Members Erik Dilan, Maritza Davila, Pamela Harris, William Colton, Robert Carroll, Rodneyse Bichotte, Tremaine Wright and Latrice Walker; Council Members Brad Lander, Mark Treyger, Rafael Espinal, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso

Unions
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199, Mason Tenders, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ, Transit Workers Union (TWU), Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), United Court Officers Association (UCOA), Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), NYC District Council of Carpenters, Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers, DC9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Democratic Clubs
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats, Progressive Association for Political Action, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Muslim Democratic Club of New York, Vanguard Independent Democratic Association, Stars and Stripes Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats Political Association, Bay Dems, United Progressive Democratic Club, Shore Front Democratic Club, Thomas, Jefferson Democratic Club, 41st AD Democrats Club, 57th AD Democratic Organization

Organizations and other Notable Leaders
Working Families Party, New York Immigrant Action Fund (the 501c4 arm of the NY Immigration Coalition), VOCAL-NY Action Fund, Make the Road Action, Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard, Bertha Lewis

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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