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Senator John Liu Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

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May 7, 2021
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Senator John Liu Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

Sen. John Liu: “[Quart] stood up for Abacus Bank and against the unfair treatment by the Manhattan DA’s office before it was easy or popular,” Liu said. “I am proud to support Dan for District Attorney to ensure a fairer and safer Manhattan.”


MANHATTAN - Today, New York State Senator John Liu endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney at Confucius Plaza.

“The Manhattan DA is the most visible prosecutor in this country,” said Senator Liu. “It’s important not only to Manhattan, what happens here is seen all over the country. We really need someone that understands our growing community here and Dan Quart is that person.”

Read more below.


NY Daily News: Manhattan DA candidate Dan Quart endorsed by fellow state lawmaker John Liu

State Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) has endorsed state Assemblyman Dan Quart (D-Manhattan), his fellow lawmaker and longtime political ally, in his quest to be the next Manhattan District Attorney.

“For years, I have worked in partnership with Assemblymember Dan Quart on issues of fairness and equity for working people in New York City,” Liu said in a statement to the Daily News on Thursday.

The state senator also commended his legislative colleague for taking a stance against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who declined to prosecute several major American banks after the 2008 financial crisis and instead went after Abacus Federal Savings Bank — a Chinatown institution that historically provided financial services to immigrants and other Lower Manhattan residents.

Abacus leaders were found not guilty on fraud charges, but the court battle cost them over $10 million in legal fees.

“[Quart] stood up for Abacus Bank and against the unfair treatment by the Manhattan DA’s office before it was easy or popular,” Liu said. “I am proud to support Dan for District Attorney to ensure a fairer and safer Manhattan.”

Quart, who has also been endorsed by a number of New York politicians including Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), N.Y. State Sen. José M. Serrano (D-Bronx) and six fellow state assembly members, said he was thrilled to receive Liu’s endorsement.

“I’m proud to have worked with Senator John Liu for years to deliver a fairer city for New Yorkers and I’m incredibly grateful to have his support in this campaign,” he said.

Read the full story here.

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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 DanQuart.com and DanQuart.com/Press.