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. Gus Christensen
  12. Hon. Martin Connor
  13. Hon. Jon Cooper
  14. Wilson Cruz
  15. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  16. Alan Cumming
  17. Valorie Curry
  18. Michael Czaczkes
  19. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  20. Jon Del Giorno
  21. Aries Dela Cruz
  22. Kyan Douglas
  23. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  24. James Duff
  25. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  26. Hon. Herman Farrell
  27. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  28. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  29. Dan Gettleman
  30. Emily Jane Goodman
  31. Hon. Mark Green
  32. Tony Hoffmann
  33. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  34. Binn Jakupi
  35. Hon. Letitia James
  36. Hon. Corey Johnson
  37. Camille Joseph
  38. Phillip Keane
  39. Greg Lambert
  40. Dodge Landesman
  41. Marc Landis
  42. Phillip McCarthy
  43. Matt McMorrow
  44. Michael Mallon
  45. Mike C. Manning
  46. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  47. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  48. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  49. John Cameron Mitchell
  50. Donny Moss
  51. Barry Mullineaux
  52. Hon. Paul Newell
  53. Denis O'Hare
  54. Noah Pfefferbilt
  55. Josue Pierre
  56. Bob Pontarelli
  57. Billy Porter
  58. Randy Rainbow
  59. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  60. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  61. Barbara Rosen
  62. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  63. Maer Roshan
  64. Toby Russo
  65. Bill Samuels
  66. James Sansum
  67. Scott Sartiano
  68. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  69. Lynn Schulman
  70. Frank Selvaggi
  71. Rev. Al Sharpton
  72. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  73. Tom Smith
  74. Marti Speranza
  75. Anne Strahle
  76. Hon. Scott Stringer
  77. Wayne Sunday
  78. Hon. Bill Thompson
  79. Hon. Matt Titone
  80. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  81. Sam Underwood
  82. Derek Walker
  83. Jessica Walter
  84. Patricia Nell Warren
  85. Wil Weder
  86. Seth Weissman
  87. Mel Wymore
  88. Emma Wolfe
  89. Hon. Keith Wright
  90. Zephyr Teachout