Brooklyn Council Member Domenic Recchia Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor
Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. (D-47th District) today announced his endorsement of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York.
Recchia, who represents portions of southern Brooklyn and chairs the Council’s Finance Committee, touted Speaker Quinn’s record of results for families in New York City’s outer boroughs:
“I have had the honor of knowing and working with Christine Quinn for more than a decade and I am thrilled to support her bid for Mayor. After Superstorm Sandy hit, she was one of the first people on the ground in my district, as well as Staten Island and the Rockaways, meeting with community leaders, small business owners, and families who were devastated by the storm,” said Council Member Recchia. “When she wasn’t on site, she was working around the clock to ensure that those impacted would have the resources necessary to rebuild, and that the City would become more resilient to future storms. In times of crisis, New York needs steadfast leadership; that is exactly what Christine Quinn brings to the table.”
Recchia, who previously served as President of Community School Board 21, is married to a public school teacher, and has two children in New York City public schools. In making his endorsement he also pointed to Speaker Quinn’s record of success for New York City’s school children.
“Christine Quinn has led on a wide range of critical education issues,” Recchia continued. “From preventing more than four thousand teacher layoffs to successfully pushing for mandatory kindergarten, she is paving the way to a brighter future for all New York City school children.”
“From preserving affordable housing to investing in our public schools to creating local job opportunities, there is no greater champion for the people of Brooklyn than Council Member Recchia,” said Speaker Quinn. “He has made tremendous contributions to his borough, the Council, and the City, and I am truly honored to have his support.”
Council Member Recchia has served on the City Council since 2002. In 2010, he was appointed chair of the Finance Committee. He previously chaired Cultural Affairs, as well as Small Business Services. In 2009, he was instrumental in creating year-round jobs and preserving affordable housing during the rezoning of Coney Island. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Council Member Recchia served as a member of Community Board 13 and as a member, vice president, and president of Community School Board 21. He is a practicing attorney and founder of the Council for Unity, a group that seeks to foster positive relations between New Yorkers of different races and religious backgrounds. He is a lifelong resident of Gravesend, Brooklyn.