“I am supporting Democrat Michael Simanowitz for Assembly because he will be a powerful voice for seniors, students and all the taxpayers of Queens,” said Senator Schumer in a statement. “We need fighters in Albany and Michael will never stop fighting for our families.”
Simanowitz served as Mayersohn’s chief of staff for 15 years, and has also served as a district leader. He called Schumer “a model elected official and a friend.”
It’s not too surprising. Schumer — by his own account — “always” endorses Democrats. And Simanowitz is running alongside another Schumer favorite, former aide Phil Goldfeder, who is seeking another open Assembly seat in Queens in the September 13 special election.