The PSC endorsed six solid, progressive candidates in the September 14th Democratic primary. All but one won. Eric Schneiderman won the hotly contested race for Attorney General and Gustavo Rivera beat incumbent State Senator Pedro Espada by an almost two-to-one margin. Other PSC-backed candidates who won include State Senators Bill Perkins and Velmanette Montgomery, both of whom faced challengers financed by wealthy charter school supporters, and Francisco Moya, who won an open seat in Assembly District 39 in Queens.
The list of PSC-endorsed winners and their positions:
Eric Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General
Bill Perkins, State Senator in Manhattan’s Senate District 30
Velmanette Montgomery, State Senator in Senate District 18 in Brooklyn
Gustavo Rivera, State Senator in Senate District 33 in the Bronx
Francisco Moya, New York State Assembly in Assembly District 39 in Queens.
For more information on these candidates, plus a complete list of all those endorsed by the PSC and New York State United Teachers, please visit the PSC Political Action Committee website.