State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who recently announced she’s moving into, and campaigning for, a newly created Asian-majority district (that still contains most of her pre-redistricting electoral territory), has consolidated the backing of every Asian-American elected official in New York City.
Councilman Peter Koo, Comptroller John Liu, and Assemblywoman Grace Meng all endorsed Ms. Stavisky at her endorsement event last week and the lone straggler, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, joined the crowd today, according to an announcement from Ms. Stavisky’s campaign.
“As a former educator and the wife of a teacher, I know Toby Ann Stavisky is the right choice for all of New York’s students,” Ms. Chin said in a statement. “As the Chair of the Higher Education Committee in the State Senate, Toby made a college education more accessible for families throughout our state. We can count on Toby to be a fierce advocate for public schools and that’s why she has my full support.”
In addition to an army of elected officials, Ms. Stavisky’s Flushing campaign announcement featured various members of Queens’ Asian-American political establishment, including one of her rumored challengers, Yen Chou.
So far, no Asian candidate has emerged for the seat, although attorney John Messer has declared and indicated he’s willing to heavily invest in the effort.