Press Release

Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

March 17, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Today, Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney at a petitioning launch in Inwood and released the following statement:

“Dan Quart grew up in Washington Heights-- he knows the challenges we have historically faced, and has been fighting for us his entire career. As a colleague and a friend in the Assembly, Dan and I have worked together to make Washington Heights, Inwood, and all of Manhattan safer and fairer for all. I know that as Manhattan District Attorney, Dan will work every day to keep our families safe while ensuring our communities do not continue to be negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. I am proud to endorse him.”

At time of announcement, Dan Quart has been endorsed for Manhattan District Attorney by: U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney; activist and actor Michael K. Williams; New York State Senator José M. Serrano; New York State Assembly Members Ron Kim, Robert Rodriguez, Rebecca Seawright, and Aravella Simotas; New York City Council Member Diana Ayala; New York City’s first Public Advocate Mark Green; CWA Local 1101; IATSE Local 1; Chelsea Reform Democratic Club;  El Nuevo Caribe Democratic Club; East River Democratic Club; Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Four Freedoms Democratic Club; Lexington Democratic Club; gender justice activists Leah Hebert, Elizabeth Crothers, and Rita Pasarell; and activists Jeffrey Deskovic, Colin Absalom, T.S. Candii, Derrick Hamilton, and Taylonn Murphy Sr.

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and