MANHATTAN - Today, DNC Vice Chair and former Assembly Member Michael Blake endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney and released the following statement:
“While serving together in the State Assembly with Dan Quart, I saw firsthand his deep commitment to criminal justice reform. From fighting together to repeal 50-a, one of the worst police secrecy laws in the country, to reforming our unjust bail laws, Dan Quart consistently delivered for communities of color, like the ones I represented in the Bronx. I have many great friends and allies in this race. However, after seeing his impactful legal leadership and witnessing his passion about defending the people, I know that Dan Quart is ready on day one to bring his vision of fairness and public safety to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and I’m 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 Carmen De La Rosa, 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.