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September 13, 2017

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MAJORITY OF CANDIDATES SUPPORTED BY NYC PBA
SECURE IMPORTANT VICTORIES
IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARY RACES

Union Representing 50,000 New York City Police Officers Provided Crucial Support to Winning Candidates in the Brooklyn DA’s Race and in 17 Contested Campaigns for City Council Seats

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York (NYC PBA) announced that an overwhelming majority of candidates supported in the citywide primary elections secured victories on Tuesday night. In the race for Brooklyn District Attorney, Acting DA Eric Gonzalez was declared the winner, following the NYC PBA’s endorsement last month. In City Council races, candidates supported by the NYC PBA were victorious in 17 contested primaries, including:

  • Keith Powers (4th district, Manhattan)
  • Ben Kallos (5th district, Manhattan)
  • Mark Levine (7th district, Manhattan)
  • Mark Gjonaj (13th district, Bronx)
  • Fernando Cabrera (14th district, Bronx)
  • Rafael Salamanca (17th district, Bronx)
  • Ruben Diaz, Sr. (18th district, Bronx)
  • Paul Vallone (19th district, Queens)
  • Peter Koo (20th district, Queens)
  • Francisco Moya (21st district, Queens)
  • Barry Grodenchik (23rd district, Queens)
  • I. Daneek Miller (27th district Queens)
  • Adrienne Adams (28th district, Queens)
  • Elizabeth Crowley, (30th district Queens)
  • Justin Brannan (Democratic primary; 43rd district, Brooklyn)
  • John Quaglione (Republican primary; 43rd district, Brooklyn)
  • Chaim Deutsch (48th district, Brooklyn)

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“The slate of candidates we backed in Tuesday’s primaries were selected because of their commitment to our key issues and their efforts on behalf of our members. New York City police officers need more strong allies in government who will have our backs as we continue to keep crime at record lows and fight for fair pay, adequate benefits, and appropriate equipment for police officers. That’s why our members turned out yesterday in strong numbers across the city to volunteer on behalf of PBA-backed candidates. With this winning slate, we are one step closer to that goal. I congratulate them on their primary victories.”

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