Monserrate Chief of Staff Announces Support for Council Campaign

ALBANY—Undeterred by recent allegations against her boss, City Council candidate Julissa Ferreras announced she has the support of 20 community leaders around the Queens district she hopes to represent.

Ferreras had announced her candidacy for the seat, which is being vacated by Hiram Monserrate when he takes office next month as a state senator. Monserrate was accused last week of assaulting his girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty and said he intends to serve in Albany.

Also running for the seat are George Dixon, Jose Giraldo, Francisco Moya and Carlos Pena, according to the Campaign Finance Board.

Here’s a list of those who endorsed Ferreras:

  • Robert Butts
    Danny Dromm, Democratic District Leader
    Jose Encarnacion, Encarnacion Little League
    Yoselin Genao
    Nelson Gonel, La Javilla Little League
    Osvaldo Guzman, Ecuadorian Civic Committee
    Juan Martinez, Progress Inc.
    Altagracia Mayi, Parents Against Police Brutality
    Anthony Mirando, Latino Officers Association
    Alirio Orduña
    Amado Peralta, Dominican American Parade of New York
    Dorothy Phelan, Democratic District Leader
    Rev. Gilbert Pickett, Mount Horeb Baptist Church
    Jessica Ramos, Working Families Party-Queens Chapter Leader
    Sunilda Reynoso, Hermanos Unidos de Queens
    Jose Schiffino, Working Families Party-Queens Chapter Leader
    Edwin Salas, Statewide Association of Minority Businesses Political Action Committee (SAMBPAC)
    Felix Suero, Dominicana Radio Dispatcher
    Rev. Andy Torres, Iglesia Hispana de la Comunidad
    Rev. Patrick Young, First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst
Monserrate Chief of Staff Announces Support for Council Campaign