New York City Council Member Mark Levine has announced his endorsement of Paul Newell for Assembly in the 65th Assembly District this morning.
He joins the Downtown Independent Democrats, Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA), the Stonewall Democrats, Zephyr Teachout, CWA Locals 1101 & 1180, and dozens of local and statewide progressive leaders in endorsing Paul Newell.
Council Member Mark Levine is a Democrat representing District 7 in Manhattan. He is a progressive leader on housing, education, economic justice, transportation, and environmentalism. As the Chair of the City Council’s Parks Committee, Levine has been a leader in expanding access to scarce open space.
Levine said, "Paul is one of those rare community advocates who walks the walk ten times out of ten. He's in electoral politics because he's of his community, not because it's his turn or because he's ambitious. In talking with my friends in Lower Manhattan, their recognition of his work is near-universal. I'm weighing in on this race because we share an agenda, but also because the people of every neighborhood in this City deserve an advocate-representative who knows them and who fights for all of them. I'm proud to serve my neighborhood in that capacity in my Council District, and for Lower Manhattan, that person is Paul Newell.”
Newell, a Democratic District Leader and Community Organizer in the Lower East Side said, “It is such an honor to be endorsed by my longtime friend and colleague in advocacy, Mark Levine. Mark is a leader through and through, on issues that matter to our district and citywide - housing, green space, education and more. Mark's district is a hybrid of beautifully diverse communities, like ours in Lower Manhattan, in which he has leveraged coalition- and community-building to advance a community-based agenda. He has done so effectively, inclusively and, rightfully, to broad acclaim. I admire him and his work, and it will be an honor to work with Mark to make this city a more open, progressive and effective place to be, as his partner in state government.”