Press Release

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

February 22, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN, NY – This week, the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney.

“Since 1958, the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club has been a force for gender and LGBTQ+ equality on Manhattan’s West Side and across the state,” said Dan Quart. “As a legislator who fought for the repeal of #WalkingWhileTrans and for hearings on sexual harassment in Albany, I’m so proud to have won CRDC’s support in my campaign to bring our shared values to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.”

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 Robert Rodriguez, Ron Kim, Aravella Simotas, and Rebecca Seawright; New York City Council Member Diana Ayala; IATSE Local 1; El Nuevo Caribe Democratic Club; East River Democratic Club; Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Four Freedoms 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