Assemblymember Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman Endorse Christine Quinn

Assemblymember Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman, leaders in the LGBT community, announced their endorsement of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York today, citing her commitment to promoting equality and expanding opportunity for every New Yorker.

“Throughout Christine’s lifelong career of public service, she has been a tireless and effective leader committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring a fair shot for all New Yorkers,” said Assemblymember Deborah Glick. “Christine was a critical voice in the fight for marriage equality and continues to be a leading voice for LGBT equality. Christine will be a steadfast ally who is tough enough to stand up to special interests and do what is right. I look forward to working together to advance our collective vision of achieving a state of equality for all New Yorkers. Christine’s record of finding solutions is vital to the continued success of New York City, and I know she’ll deliver results.”

“Christine Quinn has remained a stalwart advocate of civil rights, driven by a passion for equality and justice,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman. “She is a ‘do-er’ not a ‘say-er’—her commitment to improving housing and employment rights, increasing public safety, ensuring reproductive freedom and fighting against discrimination in the workplace shows Christine is true leader who will move New York City forward. As a grassroots organizer, I know what it takes to get the job done and Christine Quinn is the candidate I can count on to make sure New York City is just and fair, for residents of all races, genders, sexualities and backgrounds.”

"As a city, we have and we will continue to stand for fairness of all New Yorkers,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “I am proud to receive the support of State Assemblymember Glick and Senator Hoylman, true trailblazers, each with a record of standing up for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. The fight for marriage equality in New York was an all-out effort, which took leadership in the state legislature, the council and at the executive level. We came together and produced results, and that is what I will strive to do every day as mayor.”

Assemblymember Deborah Glick, a lifelong New Yorker, is serving her 11th term in the Assembly. During her tenure, she has focused on civil rights, reproductive freedom, health care, lesbian and gay rights, the environment, housing, higher education, social justice, and funding for the arts. Deborah is the first openly lesbian or gay member of the New York State legislature.

State Senator Brad Hoylman represents New York's 27th State Senate District, including Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and parts of the Upper West Side, Midtown/East Midtown, the East Village and Lower East Side. Hoylman is New York State Senate’s only openly gay lawmaker and was elected in November 2012 after spending over 20 years as a Democratic grassroots activist in the communities he represents.