Governmental Relations



CSA 2017 Political Endorsement Recommendations for the Democratic Primary

Bill de Blasio

Public Advocate:
Letitia James

Borough Presidents:
BX BP: Ruben Diaz, Jr.

District Attorney:
BK DA: Eric Gonzalez

City Council:
CD 1: Margaret Chin
CD 2: Mary Silver
CD 3: Corey Johnson
CD 5: Ben Kallos
CD 6: Helen Rosenthal
CD 7: Mark Levine
CD 8: Robert Rodriguez
CD 10: Ydanis Rodriguez
CD 12: Andy King
CD 13: Mark Gjonaj
CD 14: Fernando Cabrera
CD 15: Ritchie Torres
CD 17: Rafael Salamanca
CD 19: Paul Vallone
CD 21: Francisco Moya
CD 23: Barry Grodenchik
CD 24: Rory Lancman
CD 27: I. Daneek Miller
CD 28: Adrienne Adams
CD 30: Elizabeth Crowley
CD 34: Tommy Torres
CD 35: Laurie Cumbo
CD 38: Carlos Menchaca
CD 40: Mathieu Eugene
CD 41: Alicka Ampry-Samuel
CD 42: Inez Barron
CD 43: Justin Brannan
CD 45: Jumaane Williams
CD 49: Debi Rose

Judge of the Civil Court (Kings County)
Patria Frias Colon & Robin K. Sheares

CSA Endorsement Policy

*The union reserves the right to endorse any candidate from any party in any local, state or federal race. CSA supports candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public education, early childhood education and labor issues. All candidates, incumbents and challengers, who wish to be considered for an endorsement, must submit a written request to CSA's Political Affairs Department in order to begin the process.

Once a candidate requests endorsement, he or she will be asked to fill out CSA's candidate questionnaire. Candidates may submit additional information regarding their education and labor related platforms with their questionnaire.

After careful review of a questionnaire, a candidate may be asked to participate in a candidate interview screening meeting with a group of CSA members, including Legislative District Coordinators. Upon the union's officer's review, details regarding the election, the candidate's questionnaires and other pertinent information about the candidate(s), such as voting and legislative sponsorship records, an endorsement recommendation is made to CSA's Advisory Committee. If approved, a resolution of endorsement from the Advisory Committee is presented to the Executive Board for approval.