Working Families Party endorses Donovan Richards for City Council in the upcoming special election.
Press Release: Today, leaders in the Working Families Party announced their support for Donovan Richards for New York City Council, running in a February special election to fill the vacancy created by James Sanders’ election to the State Senate.
WFP backing for Richards will earn him the support of WFP’s formidable activist base.
“A district that’s still badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy needs a champion for working families like Donovan Richards,” said Bill Lipton, Deputy Director of the Working Families Party. “Donovan has fought gun violence and protected libraries, schools and hospitals from cuts and closure. He’ll be a tremendous addition to the City Council.”
In 2009, WFP backing helped elect several progressive New York City Council Members, including Julissa Ferreras, Danny Dromm, and Jimmy van Bramer in Queens, Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander and Steve Levin in Brooklyn and Debi Rose on Staten Island, as well as Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu.