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
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
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