JOLDC

Contact:
Allen Roskoff, jimowles@gmail.com

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2016

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club released its list of endorsements in the September 13 primary races for State Assembly and Senate, Civil and Supreme Court Justices, and Democratic State Committee Members. 

 

Allen Roskoff, President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club issued the following statement, “Jim Owles takes our endorsement process very seriously. Our candidates go through an intense interview process. Our concerns range from abortion rights, death penalty, LGBT equality, police brutality, tenant protections, income equality and the demand for clemency. We are proud to announce our candidates for 2016"

 We made no endorsement in the 9th and 16th Congressional District primaries where Rep. Yvette Clarke and  Rep. Eliot Engel and are running for re-election. They were not endorsed in part due to their failure to support "Candles for Clemency" which demands the governor issue clemencies to the elderly and infirm to prevent their having to die in prison. We will keep our attention focused on their being contested in future years. 

 In Manhattan’s 9th Civil Court District we strongly oppose the re-election of Civil Court Judge Lori Sattler. We also oppose her bid to be elevated to the State Supreme Court. Judge Sattler is best known for slamming a mother for having an abortion in a child custody case. Her lawyer, Emily Jane Goodman exclaimed in court " I think the very idea of the potential of using, against a woman in a child custody case, the fact that she may have had an abortion sets women’s rights and the rights of choice back in a way that I can’t imagine this court would want to be associated,” Goodman said. We agree and find an endorsement of Sattler a vote against abortion rights.For further information please see: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-abortion-fare-game-custody-case-judge-article-1.1466743

 

State Assembly:

29 Alicia Hyndman
33 Natasha Williams *
39 Francisco Moya
40 Ron Kim
42 Rodneyse Bichotte
44 Robert Carroll *
46 Pamela Harris
52 Jo Anne Simon
55 Latrice Walker
61 Matthew Titone
65 Jennifer Rajkumar*
66 Deborah Glick
70 Inez Dickens*
71 Herman “Denny” Farrell
72 Carmen Dela Rosa
73 Dan Quart
75 Richard Gottfried
76 Rebecca Seawright
78 José Rivera
79 Michael Blake
86 Victor Pichardo
87 Luis Sepúlveda

 

State Senate

10 Adrienne Adams*
14 Leroy  Comrie
18 Debbie Medina*
19 Roxanne Persaud
27 Brad Hoylman
28 Liz Krueger
29 José Serrano
31 Robert Jackson*
33 Gustavo Rivera

 * The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club believes that the Independent Democratic Caucus has caused a great deal of harm to the state’s ability to pass progressive legislation including tenant protections and rent regulations, which disproportionately impact on the working poor.  We believe that the IDC are the cause of the state’s failure to pass the GENDA legislation and to outlaw Conversion Therapy of LGBT youth. To this end we will refrain from supporting any members of the Independent Democratic Caucus. 

 

US Congress

3  Tom Suozzi*
5  Gregory Meeks
6  Grace Meng
7  Nydia Velazquez
8  Hakeem Jeffries
9  No Endorsement: Yvette Clarke
10 Jerry Nadler
11 Richard Reinhard
13 Adriano Espaillat*
14 Joseph Crowley
15 José Serrano
16 No Endorsement: Eliot Engel

 

Judges:

Kings Countywide Civil Court: Consuelo Mallafre Melendez
Kings County Civil Court, 5th DistricT: Jill Epstein
New York Countywide Civil Court: Josh Handshaft
New York County Civil Court, 2nd District: Margaret Chan
New York County Civil Court, 4th District: Judy Kim
New York County Civil Court, 6th District: Sabrina Kraus
New York County Civil Court, 7th District: No Endorsement: Lori Sattler

 

State Committee:

42nd AD Josue Pierre*
57th AD Olanike Alabi
65th AD Dodge Landesman*
66th AD Ben Yee*

 

*Indicates that candidate is not an incumbent

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. Erik Coler
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Herman Farrell
  28. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  29. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  30. Dan Gettleman
  31. Emily Jane Goodman
  32. Hon. Mark Green
  33. Robert Grunnah
  34. Tony Hoffmann
  35. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  36. Binn Jakupi
  37. Hon. Letitia James
  38. Hon. Corey Johnson
  39. Camille Joseph
  40. Phillip Keane
  41. Greg Lambert
  42. Dodge Landesman
  43. Phillip McCarthy
  44. Cameron McFadden
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  49. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  50. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  51. John Cameron Mitchell
  52. Donny Moss
  53. Barry Mullineaux
  54. Hon. Paul Newell
  55. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  56. Denis O'Hare
  57. Noah Pfefferbilt
  58. Josue Pierre
  59. Bob Pontarelli
  60. Billy Porter
  61. Joe Pressley
  62. Randy Rainbow
  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. Marti Speranza
  80. Anne Strahle
  81. Hon. Scott Stringer
  82. Wayne Sunday
  83. Hon. Bill Thompson
  84. Hon. Matt Titone
  85. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  86. Sam Underwood
  87. Derek Walker
  88. Jessica Walter
  89. Patricia Nell Warren
  90. Wil Weder
  91. Seth Weissman
  92. Mel Wymore
  93. Emma Wolfe
  94. Hon. Keith Wright
  95. Zephyr Teachout