Scott Stringer’s Endless Endorsement Pile Grows With 1199

While the big labor unions and elected officials have mostly stayed mum on the mayoral race so far, the same can’t

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)
While the big labor unions and elected officials have mostly stayed mum on the mayoral race so far, the same can’t be said for the citywide race for comptroller. Accordingly, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, currently unopposed, continues to amass endorsement after endorsement in his bid, a long list of which you can view below. The latest arrived today in the form of the influential 1199 SEIU.

“When it comes to fighting to make sure hard working New Yorkers have good paying jobs and access to quality healthcare, Scott has been in the corner of working families throughout his career,” George Gresham, the union’s president, said in a statement. “It is why we enthusiastically support him as the next New York City Comptroller.”

Although current Comptroller John Liu has yet to announce his electoral intentions, he is widely expected to run for mayor next year, leaving a vacant seat behind him. Normally, wide-open contests attract a plethora of candidates, but Mr. Stringer managed to muscle his main opponents out of the race. As establishment support coalesces around Mr. Stringer, the window for new potential rivals to emerge has been closing quickly.

A poll tested former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s name for the race last month, but Mr. Weiner himself has given no hints that he’s actually considering a run. Other than that one trial balloon, not even a third-tier contender has publicly mulled challenging the front-runner.

Per the Stringer campaign, here are his endorsements thus far:

CWA District 1
UFCW Local 1500
Uniformed Fire Officers Assoc.
Mason Tenders
Local 802
NYS Ironworkers
Hotel Trades
Building Trades
NYC Central Labor Council
Plumbers Local 1

Former Mayor Ed Koch
Former Comptroller Bill Thompson
Former Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin
Former Comptroller Liz Holtzman
Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
Speaker Christine Quinn
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Congressmember Jerry Nadler
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney
Congressmember Nydia Velazquez
Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries
Congressmember Yvette Clarke

Senator Daniel Squadron
Senator Eric Adams
Senator Kevin Parker

Assemblyman Micah Kellner
Assemblyman Bill Colton
Assemblyman Jim Brennan
Assemblyman Karim Camara
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz
Assemblyman Dov Hikind
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz
Assemblyman Walter Mosely
Assemblyman Nick Perry
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol
Assemblyman Peter Abbate
Assemblyman Alan Maisel
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny
Assemblywoman Joan Millman

Councilmember Dan Garodnick
Councilmember Jessica Lappin
Councilmember Brad Lander
Councilmember Stephen Levin
Councilmember Domenic Recchia
Councilmember Letitia James
Councilmember Jumaane Williams
Councilmember Vincent Gentile
Councilmember Diana Reyna

Scott Stringer’s Endless Endorsement Pile Grows With 1199