August 4, 2010
“Our endorsement process would usually have a debate, but this one was easy. We are proud to endorse Nelson Castro for re-election to the New York State Assembly, said Jack Kittle, Political Director for New York IUPAT, DC 9, “Nelson’s record of progressive leadership on issues our members care deeply about demonstrates his ability to bring positive change and achieve real results. We need strong leadership in Albany and we are confident that Nelson will continue to be a voice for our members and will fight to expand and protect jobs for the people of New York State.”
In accepting the endorsement, Assemblyman Castro said he was, “humbled to receive the backing of the hard working men and women of DC 9. The leadership of this union has always been at the forefront of the struggle to protect their members and a champion for the thousands of hard-working New Yorkers they serve. As Assemblyman, I will continue to fight for you – I thank the members of DC 9 for their support – you can rest assured that I will fight every single day to protect the working men and women in my district and throughout New York State.”
Assemblyman Nelson Castro was recently endorsed by a network of community activist, religious leaders, and elected officials including, but not limited to, District Leader Samantha Serrano 86th AD, State Committeeman Nero Graham 86th AD, Civil Rights/Community Activist Louella Hatch, Community Activist Maria Rosado, Bishop Ronald Bailey of Love Gospel Assembly, Senior Citizen Organizer/Activist Elaine Watts, Community Activist Bernice Johnson, City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Assemblyman Peter Rivera, Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, NYS Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, Assemblyman Frank Skatardos, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Assemblywoman Inez Barron, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, and Assemblyman Karim Camara.
With just 43 days until the primary election, Assemblyman Nelson Castro’s re-election campaign is continuing to build tremendous momentum and will be announcing additional major endorsements shortly.