WORKING FAMILIES PARTY ENDORSES COUNCILMEMBER JOHN LIU FOR COMPTROLLER
New York – The Working Families Party today announced the endorsement of Councilmember John Liu for New York City Comptroller following a vote by the party’s New York City Coordinating Council.
“This is the second most powerful office in the city,” said Dan Cantor, Working Families Party Executive Director. ”We want someone who will use the Comptroller’s power and pulpit to make this a city that works for all New Yorkers. In John Liu, we have such a candidate.”
“He has put together a broad, impressive coalition and laid out a vision for a Comptroller who fights for living wages jobs, affordable housing, and responsible contracting. Liu will make our city more accountable, fair, transparent and fiscally responsible.”
The endorsement of Liu is the second citywide nod for the party following the endorsement of Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate in March. In 2005, the Working Families Party endorsed Bill Thompson for City Comptroller.