Thursday, July 2, 2009

Central Labor Council Endorses Queens Incumbents Minus Ulrich by Stephen Stirling - Queens Campaigner

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The Central Labor Council endorsed all but one of Queens’ nine City Council incumbents running for re-election, notably leaving off the only borough Republican member of the legislative body, Eric Ulrich (R-Rockaway Beach).

The CLC said it would endorse candidates in the Ulrich’s race and the other six disputed Council races in Queens after its candidate screening process, which will take place July 8. Jack Ahern, president of the 1.3 million member CLC, issued this statement regarding endorsements:

Today’s early endorsements recognize the strong support and positions taken for working people by these City Council Members. Each has shown a keen awareness and understanding of the issues, needs and concerns of working men and women, and have voting records that support the health, safety and well-being of workers in our city.

The candidates endorse by the CLC are listed below:

District 21 - Julissa Ferreras
District 22 - Peter Vallone Jr.
District 24 - James Gennaro
District 25 - Helen Sears
District 27 - Leroy Comrie
District 28 - Tom White
District 30 - Elizabeth Crowley
District 31 - James Sanders