10.27.10 NYS endorsements

Oct 27, 2010



Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Release

2010 State & Federal Candidate Endorsements


(October 27, 2010 Queens, NY): New York’s leading gun violence prevention organization, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, joined with GunFreeKids.org this morning at a press conference in Queens to release joint endorsements of candidates running for state and federal offices.  The advocates were joined by several endorsed lawmakers and highlighted candidates who demonstrated consistent support for strong gun violence prevention measures, while drawing a sharp distinction with those candidates supported by the gun lobby through endorsements and financial contributions.

Colin Weaver, Deputy Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, said: “Gun violence has forced too many parents to bury their children, taken the lives of too many police officers who pledged to protect our communities, and ripped apart too many families. The status quo is unacceptable. New York State cannot afford to have elected officials who ignore this tragic scourge on our state and its law abiding citizens.”  Weaver continued “we need elected officials to become leaders in order to combat gun violence and these 2010 endorsed candidates have and will continue to do just that. The electorate needs to know which elected officials are leading the way to make our communities safer.”

Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of GunFreeKids.org, said “As we do every two years, our comprehensive questionnaire and review of past voting records provides a good window on where the candidates stand on the gun violence prevention issue.  More importantly, our endorsed candidates have demonstrated their commitment to supporting life saving measures to reduce the threat of gun violence in our communities and are not beholden to the interests of the gun lobby.”  Pelosi concluded “on November 2nd we hope that the voters in New York State pause to consider those candidates working to reduce gun violence.”

The link to the 2010 list of endorsements can be found on the organizations’ websites:  http://www.nyagv.org/endorsements and http://www.gunfreekids.org/multimedia

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New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and GunFreeKids.org

2010 Endorsed Candidates

Andrew Cuomo

Attorney General
Eric Schneiderman

Thomas DiNapoli

U.S. Senate
Sen. Charles Schumer
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. House
Rep. Tim Bishop (District 1)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (District 4)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (District 8)
Rep. Edolphus Towns (District 10)
Rep. Yvette Clark (District 11)
Rep. Mike McMahon (District 13)
Rep. Nita Lowey (District 18)
Rep. Paul Tonko (District 21)
Philip Fedele (District 26)*

State Senate
Ira Bernstein (District 2)*
Sen. Brian Foley (District 3)
Francesca Carlow (District 6)*
Sen. Frank Padavan (District 11)
Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (District 16)
Sen. John Sampson (District 19)
Sen. Eric Adams (District 20)
Michael DiSanto (District 22)*
Sen. Diane Savino (District 23)
Sen. Daniel Squadron (District 25)
Sen. Liz Krueger (District 26)
Sen. Jose Serrano (District 28)
Adriano Espaillat (District 31)*
Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. (District 32)
Sen. Jeffrey Klein (District 34)
Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (District 35)
Sen. Antoine Thompson (District 60)

State Assembly
Ken Mangan (District 5)*
AM Charles Levine (District 13)
AM Michelle Schimel (District 16)
AM Tom McKevitt (District 17)
AM Karim Camara (District 43)
AM Joseph Lentol (District 50)
AM Hakeem Jeffries (District 57)
AM Matthew Titone (District 61)
Speaker Sheldon Silver (District 64)
AM Linda Rosenthal (District 67)
Robert Rodriguez (District 68)*
AM Daniel O’Donnell (District 69)
AM Brian Kavanagh (District 74)
AM Richard Gottfried (District 75)
AM Amy Paulin (District 88)
Tom Abinanti (District 92)*
AM David Koon (District 135)
AM Sam Hoyt (District 144)

*Denotes Challenger or Open Seat

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