May Malik, a mother and immigrant running for NYS Assembly in District 73, has picked up another endorsement of her campaign — this time from former Lieutenant Governor and MTA Chair Richard Ravitch. It’s one of a handful of endorsements of the candidate vying for the soon-to-be vacancy left by retiring incumbent Assembly Member Dan Quart.
“I’ve been involved in New York public life since 1975,” said Ravitch, who lives in the 73rd district. “Never have I encountered a candidate for the legislature about whom I have the level of enthusiasm that I have for May Malik. May has my wholehearted support in her Assembly campaign.”
The pair have already begun bouncing around ideas about how Malik, who served as the deputy commissioner of the Office of Immigrant Affairs in the Mayor’s office, might refresh the workings of government, if elected. “From leading the state out of a budget crisis to managing the MTA, Richard Ravitch truly knows how New York works,” Malik said. “His experience and leadership were crucial as we discussed how to bring down rents, keep our streets safe, support New York’s small businesses, and take on Albany corruption.”
“It’s an absolute honor to have Lt. Gov. Ravitch’s endorsement in my campaign,” she added, “and I look forward to bringing my own years of experience and unique perspective to the State Assembly.”
“Never have I encountered a candidate for the legislature about whom I have the level of enthusiasm that I have for May Malik.” Former Lieutenant Governor and MTA Chair Richard Ravitch