Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Endorses Christine Quinn

In one of the most high profile endorsements to date in the New York City mayor’s race, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz passionately endorsed New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York today, hailing her uncanny leadership and ability to get results across all five boroughs New York City, especially in his home of Brooklyn.

“For the past seven years, I’ve known Christine Quinn as a visionary City Council Speaker,” said Markowitz. “Under Speaker Quinn’s brilliant leadership, the City Council has tackled the most pressing challenges facing our city—building more affordable housing, expanding early childhood education and cutting red tape for small businesses. Here in Brooklyn, Speaker Quinn has helped create thousands of jobs in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, helped launch the East River Ferry and supported critical day care and after school programs for our children. Chris has the unique ability to understand every New Yorker working to achieve their aspirations and I am thrilled to announce my support of the next Mayor of New York City.”

Markowitz is one of the most popular and well-liked officials in New York City, with wide support across all racial and ethnic lines in the City’s most populous borough. His endorsement of Quinn, whose hails from Manhattan, is a significant moment in the campaign for mayor.

"Marty Markowitz, a lifelong public servant, has worked tirelessly for the 2.6 million Brooklynites he represents. He has been responsible for transforming Brooklyn into the robust and dynamic destination it is today,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “He has a mile-long list of accomplishments, from bringing new jobs to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn areas, improving access to quality education by helping to create two new Brooklyn schools, and protecting our older New Yorkers by fighting to keep senior centers open when they were threatened with budget cuts. Marty has undoubtedly made Brooklyn what it is today, a world-renowned place to live, work and raise a family. I am proud to receive the support of such a dynamic leader.”

Marty Markowitz has served as Brooklyn Borough President since 2001 and was re-elected to his third term in 2009. Prior to be elected Brooklyn Borough President, Markowitz served in the New York State Senate for 23 years. As borough president, Marty has focused on improving housing, neighborhood preservation and community development, while enacting programs to significantly boost civic pride, improve health, promote tourism and empower young Brooklynites.