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