Press Release

Assembly Member Harvey Epstein Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

March 8, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Today, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney and released the following statement:

“Serving with Dan over the last three years in the Assembly, I’ve personally seen his leadership, his tireless advocacy for criminal justice reform, and his commitment to standing up for marginalized communities. I’m proud to endorse Dan for Manhattan District Attorney because he will fight every day to build a fairer, safer, and more just Manhattan.”

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; 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