Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Wednesday endorsed District Leader Walter T. Mosley for State Assembly in the 57th District.
De Blasio is the first citywide elected official to endorse Mosley in the race and the third endorsement for the district leader after Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Council Member Letitia James.
"I am here to support Walter Mosley for Assembly," said Public Advocate de Blasio. "Walter is a strong leader who cares deeply for New York's families and will fight for affordable housing, quality healthcare, and job creation that is sorely needed in Brooklyn. Only by sending progressive voices like Walter's to Albany can we continue to improve the lives of our working families."
Walter T. Mosley currently serves as the New York State Committeeman and District Leader of the 57th district, representing Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
"It is an honor to be endorsed by Public Advocate de Blasio," said Walter. "His ongoing work to increase tenant protections and improve the public school system has been groundbreaking. Bill has a thorough understanding of the struggles facing our working families and I look forward to our continued partnership to keep Brooklyn moving forward."
The state primary election is set for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.