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UFT Gets Behind Mosley for State Assembly

The state primary election is set for Thursday, September 13, 2012.

The United Federation of Teachers today announced it will get behind District Leader Walter T. Mosley in his run for State Assembly in Brooklyn's 57th district representing Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

"Walter Mosley understands that working towards a brighter future starts in the classroom," said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. "I know he will fight in Albany to secure resources and promote policies that will strengthen New York's public school system."

With more than 200,000 members, UFT's endorsement of Mosley represents the second major union to back the aspiring assemblyman, following an initial nod of support by the Teamsters Joint Council 16 last week.

Additional heavyweight supporters include Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Councilwoman Tish James, to name a few.

Mosley's opponent in the senate race, District Leader Olanike Alabi, has the endorsement of three major unions, including the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), UFCW Local 1500 and District Council 37 – AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

Other impressive Alabi endorsements include State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; Richard Green, chief executive of the Crown Heights Youth Collective; and the LAMBDA Independent Democrats, among many others.

The state primary election is set for Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Joe Gonzalez August 23, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I am past tired of reading these articles about candidates for public office that do not contain answers to the tough questions. We are witnessing an entire election cycle pass by with no debates among the several candidates, nor are we the people being given a look at the policy positions of these candidates. I am calling on Patch.com to convene a public forum and ask the hard questions so the public will be informed as to where the candidate stand on the issues of the day.

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