The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 37 has endorsed Richard Brodsky for attorney general, his campaign announced today.
Brodsky, an assemblyman from Greenburgh, Westchester County, netted the endorsement of the organization that represents 125,000 public sector employees and 50,000 retirees in New York City.
In a statement, Brodsky said he was appreciative of the endorsement.
“The leadership provided by DC 37 is more needed than ever, as a national fiscal meltdown affects all New Yorkers,” Brodsky said. “The work done by DC 37 members saves and improves lives across the greatest city in the world.”
Brodsky is in a five-race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general that includes Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Sen. Eric Schneiderman, D-Manhattan, former Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo and Bronxville lawyer Sean Coffey. Republicans in June nominated Dan Donovan for attorney general.
Here’s Brodsky’s release on the endorsement:
The Richard Brodsky for Attorney General campaign announced today the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District Council 37 union (AFL-CIO). District Council 37 represents 125,000 Public Employees and 50,000 Retirees in New York City.
Lillian Roberts, Executive Director of DC37 said, “We’re proud to be part of a winning team that will make sure New York has an Attorney General who will stand up for working people. Voters expect a candidate who is honest, candid and effective. That’s what we have in Richard Brodsky.”
In accepting the endorsements, Brodsky said he was, “appreciative of the political support from a labor union which has protected the interests of its members and the interests of the public in equal measure. The leadership provided by DC 37 is more needed than ever, as a national fiscal meltdown affects all New Yorkers. The work done by DC 37 members saves and improves lives across the greatest city in the world. The tough-minded leadership of Lillian Roberts and its effective grassroots political organization make it a political asset second to none. I look forward to campaigning with DC 37 members across the City.”
Brodsky had previously been endorsed by the statewide CWA union and a variety of law enforcement organizations, as well as a statewide network of elected officials. Brodsky added that additional major endorsements would be announced shortly.