City Comptroller candidate David Yassky won the endorsement of the New York County Democratic Organization last night, while one of his rivals in the race, David Weprin, picked up the endorsement of the Democratic County organization on Staten Island.
In Manhattan, Yassky edged out John Liu for the endorsement. The vote was 108 for Yassky, 96 for Liu, 6 for Melinda Katz and 0 for David Weprin, according to Arthur Greig, chairman of the law committee for the county.
The Manhattan Democrats voted to make no endorsement in the contested races for public advocate and for Manhattan district attorney.
According to Arthur Greig, chairman of the law committee for the county, no candidate had a clear shot of winning the endorsement, and the organization voted to stay out of it.
“When it’s broken up like that, nobody can put it together,” Greig said.
Bill de Blasio has been endorsed by a number of Manhattan elected officials. Former public advocate Mark Green still has strong ties to many in the borough from his tenure in office. Civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel, who has run for the office before, had some support. And City Councilman Eric Gioia also had a strong following among Manhattan insiders.
According to an interested reader, Weprin was endorsed unanimously on Staten Island. This reader also said Staten Island Democrats endorsed Bill de Blasio for public advocate.
On Staten Island, de Blasio got 97 votes. Civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel got 23, City Councilman Eric Gioia got 14, and former public advocate Mark Green got 11, according to this person. Also, newly elected City Councilman Ken Mitchell was endorsed for re-election over Debi Rose, the woman he narrowly defeated in a special election earlier this year and who is running again. The vote in there was 55 for Mitchell, and 22 for Rose.