Schumer Endorses Simanowitz

simanowitz Schumer Endorses SimanowitzSenator Chuck Schumer is backing Michael Simanowitz in the special election to replace Queens Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn, who retired in the spring.

“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.