Longtime East Sider Alex Bores — an engineer running for NYS Assembly in District 73 — has scored a big-name endorsement from former Assembly Member and Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Michael Blake, the latest in his campaign for the seat of retiring incumbent Assembly Member Dan Quart.
“New Yorkers need leaders who bring people together and turn pain into promise,” Blake said. “I’m proud to endorse Alex Bores for Assembly.”
The pair has a history of working together, thanks to Bores’ role as a Democratic District Leader. Now, Blake has expressed his confidence that Bores is up for the task of tackling nuanced issues in a new arena, if elected to represent a large portion of the East Side from Murray Hill to East 94th Street in the NYS Assembly. “Alex Bores has the experience and the acuity to fight for a more livable and fair New York,” he said, “especially when it comes to the balance of public safety with Criminal Justice accountability.”
Bores intends to continue his working relationship with Blake to “make real change for our city — finding equitable solutions for public safety, education, climate change, and more,” he said. He’s already welcomed support from a handful of organizations, including the United Federation of Teachers/New York State United Teachers union and the Four Freedoms Democratic Club. Now, Communications Workers of America Local 1180 joins that list, too, advancing Bores’ lead in labor endorsements, with a total of four.
“They are the workers behind-the-scenes that make New York City function,” Bores said of Local 1180, which represents over 8,000 workers, including some from the Board of Education, the Housing Authority and nonprofits like Planned Parenthood of New York City and Human Rights Watch. “I cannot think of better partners to fight with to make sure that our government works for all New Yorkers.”
“Alex Bores has the experience and the acuity to fight for a more livable and fair New York, especially when it comes to the balance of public safety with Criminal Justice accountability.” Former Assembly Member and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake