By NYSUT | May 29, 2020


Matthew Hamilton


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ALBANY, N.Y. May 29, 2020 — New York State United Teachers today issued another round of endorsements in more than 20 races for state legislative offices and recommended more than a dozen congressional candidates for endorsements by the union’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.


“Now more than ever, it’s clear that public schools are cornerstones of our communities, and we need representatives across New York who recognize that and will fight for public education in the halls of power,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “We are confident that the dozens of candidates we’ve endorsed already this election cycle are the types of leaders who can deliver for New Yorkers. Especially amid this global pandemic, support for policies and funding that will move public education forward is critical as our educators work doubly hard to provide educational services and other essential resources for students and families.”


The full slate of the latest endorsements and recommendations is below.


NYSUT previously issued endorsements and endorsement recommendations for nearly 30 candidates for state and federal offices. Those endorsements can be found here.


NYSUT is scheduled to hold its biennial endorsement conference for federal and state offices this summer.


NYSUT-endorsed candidates receive grassroots support from NYSUT members, including phone banking, door knocking and literature distribution. The union also makes financial contributions from voluntary donations through the union’s VOTE-COPE non-partisan political action committee.


Congressional Endorsement Recommendations


Congressional District 3

Tom Suozzi


Congressional District 5

Gregory Meeks


Congressional District 6

Grace Meng


Congressional District 7

Nydia Velázquez


Congressional District 8

Hakeem Jeffries


Congressional District 9

Yvette Clarke


Congressional District 10

Jerrold Nadler


Congressional District 11

Max Rose


Congressional District 12

Carolyn Maloney


Congressional District 13

Adriano Espaillat


Congressional District 14

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Congressional District 22

Anthony Brindisi


Congressional District 25

Joseph Morelle


State Senate endorsements


Senate District 12

Michael Gianaris


Senate District 13

Jessica Ramos


Senate District 18

Julia Salazar


Senate District 19

Roxanne Persaud


Senate District 23

Diane Savino


Senate District 25

Tremaine Wright


Senate District 27

Brad Hoylman


Senate District 31

Robert Jackson


Senate District 34

Alessandra Biaggi


Senate District 38

Elijah Reichlin-Melnick


Assembly endorsements


Assembly District 24

David Weprin


Assembly District 33

Clyde Vanel


Assembly District 39

Catalina Cruz


Assembly District 40

Ronald Kim


Assembly District 64

Brandon Patterson


Assembly District 73

Dan Quart


Assembly District 74

Harvey Epstein


Assembly District 78

Jose Rivera


Assembly District 82

Michael Benedetto


Assembly District 87

Karines Reyes


Assembly District 92

Thomas Abinanti


New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.