Press Release

Dan Quart for Manhattan DA Collects 8,000 Signatures During Petitioning to Secure Place on Ballot

March 26, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Today, Dan Quart for Manhattan DA announced filing more than 8,000 petition signatures with the Board of Elections to qualify for the June primary.

Over 70 of the campaign’s own volunteers collected signatures across Manhattan, including in Washington Square Park, Chelsea, Union Square Park, StuyTown, Marble Hill Houses, the Upper West Side, East Harlem, Central Harlem, Morningside, Washington Heights, Inwood, Lenox Hill, Kips Bay, Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown East, and Dykman Station.

“Our campaign ran a grassroots, volunteer-only petitioning program, said Quart Campaign Manager Leslie Joy. “In three weeks, our 70+ volunteers collected 8,000 signatures from voters. What we heard while collecting those signatures is that people are ready for a fairer and safer Manhattan, and they see Dan Quart as the candidate with the values and the experience to do just that.”

With less than three months until the election, the campaign will continue to scale it’s field program to hold safe, quality conversations with voters across the borough.

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