June 17, 2013
By Bob Smith
New York, NY – Todd Dobrin, candidate for New York City Council in Brooklyn's 47th district, has received the endorsement of the Working Families Party, New York's grassroots progressive party. The Working Families Party endorsement will earn Dobrin the support of the party's formidable activist base, as well as the WFP line on the November ballot.
"Todd Dobrin is someone who will fight to make sure City Hall always answers to the needs of hard working families in New York," said Dorothy Seigel, a Working Families Party leader in Brooklyn. "He believes New York City government should work for all of the people."
Upon receiving the endorsement Todd said "The Working Families Party grew from the belief that elected officials should be held accountable on the issues that working and middle-class families care about, like good jobs, good schools and stable infrastructure. I share their goals of strengthening the middle class and building a community that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected. I appreciate their support and am looking forward to working with them going forward."
Earlier this year, WFP backing helped push progressive Donovan Richards over the top in his election to the City Council from Southeast Queens. In 2009, WFP backing helped elect Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu as well as several progressive New York City Council Members, including Julissa Ferreras, Danny Dromm, and Jimmy van Bramer in Queens, Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander and Steve Levin in Brooklyn and Debi Rose on Staten Island.
More than 65,000 voted on the Working Families Party line in New York City in 2012.