District Council 37 has endorsed Jamaal Bailey for the 36th New York Senate District in the state’s Democratic primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
“Jamaal Bailey is a smart, energetic young leader who has played a vital role in his community and would bring fresh perspectives to Albany and the Senate at a profoundly challenging time in the life of our state government,” DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido said on June 30.
“He shares our union’s values of social and economic justice for all and the belief that government can and should be a force that transforms lives and communities for the better. DC 37 volunteers will be on the phones and on the streets to ensure that Jamaal represents the northwest Bronx in Albany in 2017.”
“To receive the endorsement of District Council 37 is such a great honor,” Bailey said. “The members are dedicated and hardworking, and I look forward to working with DC37 on issues that are important to the community, such as protecting the men and women of labor, addressing income inequality, fighting social justice and fighting for a better future for our children.”
The Bronx-raised lawyer excelled at the Bronx High School of Science, attended SUNY-Albany and earned his law degree at the CUNY School of Law. He interned with the New York State Assembly, which led to his participation in local politics and his election as a district leader. He serves as state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s community relations director.
The 36th District covers areas of Mount Vernon and northwest Bronx.