Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan Endorses Chris for Mayor
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-37th District) today announced her endorsement of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York.
In offering her endorsement, Nolan, who serves as Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Education, specifically pointed to Quinn’s record in balancing the City’s budget while preventing mass teacher layoffs and her proposal to expand access to pre-K, citywide.
“I can think of no greater champion for the students, teachers, and working families of Queens than a Mayor Christine Quinn. I am proud to offer her my support and I intend to make the case to Queens families that we have a great pro-education, middle class ally in her,” said Nolan, one of the longest serving women in state government. “I can attest to her record of accomplishment. Working with her to expand kindergarten in our city is an example of her tenacity and ability to get things done for our kids. As a parent of a teenager in a NYC public school, I know I can trust Chris Quinn to put our children’s interests first.”
“To receive the support of such a respected advocate for New York City’s schools, their students, and their teachers, is something I don’t take lightly,” said Speaker Quinn. “Whether it’s expanding pre-kindergarten opportunities or making sure that we have enough teachers to ensure a quality education for every child in New York, I intend to continue working with Cathy to make the New York City public school system the best it can be.”