Southeast Queens Councilman Donovan Richards, Jr. Endorses Chris

Southeast Queens Councilman Donovan Richards, Jr. endorsed Christine Quinn for mayor today, citing her record fighting illegal guns, support for a fair five-borough trash plan that protects Queens, and a goal to ensure that no New Yorker has to commute more than one hour to get to work by 2023. Richards represents Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway.

“Christine Quinn has proven that she can deliver, because she has been delivering for Southeast Queens for years now,” said Richards. “Whether it was Sandy relief, her leadership fighting for a fair trash plan for all five boroughs, or the work she led in creating the Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, she is the kind of leader that you can turn to in order to get things done for your district.”

On her work with anti-gun violence, Richards pointed specifically to the over $4 million that the City Council included in last years budget to support local programs like CureViolence in Jamaica and an additional $4.8 million for this coming year. He also pointed to Quinn’s steadfast support for a waste transfer station on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as part of the city-wide Fair Trash plan, and her goal to reduce commute times by 2023 to no more than 1 hour. Richards constituents in Far Rockaway have some of the longest commutes in the City.

“Donovan Richards is one of the most dynamic leaders of the City Council and is an aggressive champion of his district in Southeastern Queens,” said Quinn. “He has been a leader in combating gun violence and I am honored to have his support for mayor and am fortunate to have him as part of Team Quinn.”

Richards campaigned with Quinn at the Far Rockaway-Mott Ave. A subway stop this morning handing out literature highlighting Quinn’s goal to ensure no New Yorker’s commute is more than 1 hour by 2023.