Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Board Meeting: April 2, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 10:19am.

Candidates in order of appearance

7th Congressional District, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez.

Arthur Schwartz, candidate for the 66th Assembly District.
NOTE While the incumbent Deborah Glick did not attend, several Board members expressed support for her, discussing her leadership role on women's issues, and her willingness to challenge Speaker Hastie. They indicated she was effective in fighting developers seeking to open the waterfront to development.

After discussion, the Board voted to table a vote for Assembly endorsement until after a schedule debate on Thursday, April 6.

Tom Suozzi, Congressional Candidate, 3rd Congressional District

12th Congressional District, Carolyn Maloney

Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer, though not up for re-election, also discussed supporting Candles for Clemency and her willingness to visit Judith Clark in prison, noting she has been to Bedford Hills prison several times. She endorsed increased hiring for local police. She defended reappointing long-term community board members indicating their experience increased the Community Board's effectiveness. She discussed her support for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning, but opposition to the Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), indicating that ZQA enables the creation of buildings out of context with communities.

Members were encouraged to attend fund raisers this weekend for Laurie Cumbo and the Queens Democratic Club

Club President Allen Roskoff reported that the Campaign Finance Control Board had reviewed the club's financial records going back to 2005 and found no issues. There was discussion regarding the new requirements for political club PAC's mandating more intense record keeping.

Candidate 13th Congressional District: Keith Wright

29th State Senate District: Jose Serrano

52nd Assembly District: Jo Anne Simon
Candidate 12th Congressional District: Peter Linder,

36th District State Senate: Catherine Assante

Candidate 13th Congressional District: Keith Wright, Clyde Williams

73rd Assembly District: Dan Quart

Candidate for 13th Congressional District: Adriano Espaillat

33rd Senate District: Gustavo Rivera

Endorsements:

3rd Congressional District: Tom Suozzi Unanimous
7th Congressional District: Nydia Velasquez Unanimous
12th Congressional District: Carolyn Maloney Unanimous
13th Congressional District: Keith Wright Unanimous
29th State Senate District: Jose M. Serano Unanimous
52nd Assembly District: Jo Anne Simon 80% in favor, 20% abstention
73rd Assembly District: Dan Quart Unanimous
33rd Senate District: Gustavo Rivera

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15pm

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Robin Byrd
  9. Hon. Gale Brewer
  10. Christian Campbell
  11. Lisa Cannistraci
  12. Kathleen Chalfant
  13. Gus Christensen
  14. Erik Coler
  15. Debra Cooper
  16. Hon. Jon Cooper
  17. Wilson Cruz
  18. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  19. Alan Cumming
  20. Valorie Curry
  21. Michael Czaczkes
  22. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  23. Jon Del Giorno
  24. Aries Dela Cruz
  25. Kyan Douglas
  26. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  27. James Duff
  28. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  29. Kathryn Erbe
  30. Hon. Herman Farrell
  31. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  32. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  33. Dan Gettleman
  34. Hon. Richard Gottfried
  35. Hon. Mark Green
  36. Robert Grunnah
  37. Tony Hoffmann
  38. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  39. Binn Jakupi
  40. Hon. Letitia James
  41. Hon. Corey Johnson
  42. Camille Joseph
  43. Phillip Keane
  44. Greg Lambert
  45. Marc Landis
  46. Dodge Landesman
  47. Cameron McFadden
  48. Michael Mallon
  49. Mike C. Manning
  50. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Ali Najmi
  57. Hon. Paul Newell
  58. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  59. Noah Pfefferbilt
  60. Bob Pontarelli
  61. Billy Porter
  62. Joe Pressley
  63. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  64. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  65. Barbara Rosen
  66. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  67. Maer Roshan
  68. Toby Russo
  69. Bill Samuels
  70. James Sansum
  71. Scott Sartiano
  72. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  73. Lynn Schulman
  74. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. David Spegal
  80. Marti Speranza
  81. Anne Strahle
  82. Hon. Scott Stringer
  83. Wayne Sunday
  84. Hon. Bill Thompson
  85. Hon. Matt Titone
  86. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  87. Sam Underwood
  88. Derek Walker
  89. Jessica Walter
  90. Patricia Nell Warren
  91. Kathleen Waterman
  92. Wil Weder
  93. Seth Weissman
  94. Mel Wymore
  95. Emma Wolfe
  96. Hon. Keith Wright
  97. Zephyr Teachout