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All the Endorsements in the NYC Mayoral Race

From left to right, candidates Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, and Eric Adams. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/John Angelillo/Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock

With the June 22 primary approaching, the Democratic candidates for New York City mayor are steadily landing endorsements from top politicians and organizations in the city and state. In a wide-open race where New Yorkers will utilize a ranked-choice ballot for the first time, several groups offered dual or tiered endorsements with multiple picks. Here are some of the prominent endorsements that have been made (and rescinded) in the race so far.

Eric Adams

Peter Abbate, state assemblymember 

Adrienne Adams, NYC council member

Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, state assemblymember 

Justin Brannan, NYC council member

Rubén Díaz Jr., Bronx borough president

Inez Dickens, state assemblymember 

Adriano Espaillat, U.S. congressman

Charles Fall, state assemblymember (co-endorsement)

Alicia Hyndman, state assemblymember

Peter Koo, NYC council member

Karen Koslowitz, NYC council member

Bertha Lewis, activist

David Paterson, former NY governor

Charles Rangel, former U.S. congressman

Donovan Richards, Queens borough president

Kevin Riley, NYC council member

Diane Savino, State Senator (first choice)

Thomas Suozzi, U.S. congressman

Clyde Vanel, state assemblymember

Keith Wright, former state assemblyman

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 726

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1056

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1179

Bronx Democratic Party

District Council 37

• Fire, paramedics, and law enforcement orgs: FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association, FDNY EMS Local 2507, Grand Council of Guardians, UEMSO 3621, Vulcan Society

OPEIU Local 153

Service Employees International Union 32BJ (SEIU)

New York State Public Employees Federation

Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100

The New York Post editorial board

Shaun Donovan

Michael Benedetto, state assemblymember

• Manny Diaz, former mayor of Miami

Charles Fall, state assemblymember (co-endorsement)

Anthony Foxx, former U.S. Transportation secretary 

John Hickenlooper, U.S. senator and former Colorado governor

Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans

Edward Norton, actor

Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia

Ashley Swearengin, former mayor of Fresno 

314 Action Fund

Kathryn Garcia

Robert Carroll, assembly member

Costa Constantinides, former NYC council member (second choice) 

Liz Krueger, state senator

Danny O’Donnell, state assemblymember

Nily Rozic, state assemblymember

Diane Savino, State Senator (second choice) 

Loree K. Sutton, Commissioner of New York City Department of Veterans’ Services

Four Freedoms Democratic Club

Service Employees International Union Local 444 (SEIU) – Sanitation Officers Association 

Service Employees International Union Local 246 (SEIU)


Teamsters 813

Teamsters Local 831

Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association

The New York Daily News editorial board

The New York Times editorial board

Ray McGuire

Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner

Vivian Cook, state assemblymember

Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama

Gregory Meeks, U.S. congressman

Robert Rodriguez, state assemblymember

• Celebrities: Diddy, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Nas, and Spike Lee

• Athletes: Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley

Dianne Morales

Jabari Brisport, state senator (first choice)

Harvey Epstein, state assemblymember

Jessica González-Rojas, state assemblymember

Marcela Mitaynes, state assemblymember 

Gustavo Rivera, state senator (second choice)

Zephyr Teachout, law professor and political candidate

Citizen Action of NY

New York Progressive Action Network (co-endorsement) 

Professional Staff Congress, CUNY faculty and staff union (second choice) 

Progressive Women of New York (first choice)

Sunrise Movement (co-endorsement)

Tenants PAC (co-endorsement)

Working Families Party (co-endorsement)

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club (rescinded)

Scott Stringer

Costa Constantinides, former NYC council member (first choice)

Jerry Nadler, U.S. congressman 

United Federation of Teachers

Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL)

New York Communities for Change 

Communications Workers of America, (CWA) District 1 


Professional Staff Congress, CUNY faculty and staff union (first choice) 

Progressive Women of New York (third choice)

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City

Teamsters Local 237

Diana Ayala, NYC council member [rescinded]

Alessandra Biaggi, state senator [rescinded]

Jamaal Bowman, U.S. congressman [rescinded]

Jabari Brisport, state senator (second choice)  [rescinded]

Catalina Cruz, state assemblymember [rescinded]

Carmen De La Rosa, state assemblymember [rescinded]

Adriano Espaillat, U.S. congressman [rescinded]

Mark Levine, NYC council member [rescinded]

Yuh-Line Niou, state assemblymember [rescinded]

Jessica Ramos, state senator [rescinded]

Gustavo Rivera, state senator (first choice) [rescinded]

Julia Salazar, state senator  [rescinded]

José Serrano, state senator [rescinded]

Citizen Action of NY [rescinded]

Food & Water Action  [rescinded]

Sunrise Movement (co-endorsement)  [rescinded]

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 [rescinded]

Working Families Party (first choice) [rescinded]

Maya Wiley

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. congresswoman

Jamaal Bowman, U.S. congressman

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. congressman

Khaleel Anderson, state assemblymember

Jeffrion Aubry, state assemblymember

Yvette Clarke, U.S. congresswoman

Maritza Davila, state assemblymember

Emily Gallagher, state assemblymember

Michael Gianaris, state senator

Deborah Glick, state assemblymember

Latoya Joyner, state assemblymember

Stephen Levin, NYC councilmember (first choice)

Katie Porter, U.S. congresswoman

Helen Rosenthal, NYC councilmember

Julia Salazar, state senator

Nydia Velázquez, U.S. congresswoman

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator

Jumaane Williams, NYC public advocate

Julian Castro, former Democratic presidential candidate

Alliance for Quality Education NYC

Amplify Her

Citizen Action of New York

Community Voices Heard

Democracy for America

Emily’s List 

Empire State Indivisible

Freelancers Union (co-endorsement)

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Indivisible Harlem

Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens

Make The Road Action (first choice)

New York Amsterdam News

New York Progressive Action Network (co-endorsement)

People’s Action

Progressive Women of New York (second choice)

1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Tenants PAC (co-endorsement)

Working Families Party (ranked No. 1)

Andrew Yang

Sal Albanese, former NYC council member

• Kenny Burgos, state assemblymember

Margaret Chin, NYC council member

Simcha Eichenstein, state assemblymember

Ron Kim, state assemblymember

Martin Luther King III

Stephen Levin, NYC councilmember (second choice)

John C. Liu, state senator

Carlos Menchaca, NYC council member and former mayoral candidate

Grace Meng, U.S. congresswoman

Daniel Rosenthal, state assemblymember

Ritchie Torres, U.S. congressman

Kalman Yeger, NYC council member

• Actors: Daniel Dae Kim, John Leguizamo

AAPI Victory Fund

Borough Park United, coalition of Orthodox congregations in Borough Park

Freelancers Union (co-endorsement)

NYPD Captains Endowment Association

Uniformed Firefighters Association

Uptown Democratic Club

This post has been updated throughout.

All the Endorsements in the NYC Mayoral Race