Rory Lancman accepting the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party with Congressman Joe Crowley

"Rory Lancman has been a leading advocate for working people and their concerns, both in the community and in the state legislature, and we are proud to support his candidacy to represent so many of our members in the City Council. Rory's experience chairing the Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety, in particular, demonstrated his commitment to middle class families and his ability to hit the ground running as a leader in what will be a new City Council next year."

-  Christopher Erikson, Local 3's Business Manager


“The 1.3 million New York City workers whose 300 local unions make up the NYC Central Labor Council are committed to electing progressive leaders like Rory Lancman to City government this year because, like us, Rory has always put the hopes and aspirations of working people at the top of his agenda.  This means focusing City policy on expanding economic opportunity, promoting fair wages and benefits in both the private and public sector, and supporting the rights of working people to organize and collectively bargain.  Rory's experience as a leader on these issues is of paramount importance to us”

- CLC President Vincent Alvarez


“New Yorkers have a huge opportunity to decide the direction of our city. It’s time to choose whether we’ll be a city that caters to the rich and powerful 1%, or whether New York City can work for all of us. Every day New Yorkers can count on WFP-endorsed candidates to stand up for all of us”

- WFP Deputy Director Bill Lipton


“The individuals we are endorsing today have fought for New York City’s working people—from taking a stand against Wal-Mart to spearheading groundbreaking living wage legislation, responsible development, workers rights, immigrant rights, the car wash workers campaign, and fair contract fights. These candidates are champions for working families, and the RWDSU is proud to stand with them.”  

- Stuart Appelbaum, President of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union


“Rory went to our public schools, and he knows that lowering class sizes, engaging parents and helping our teachers succeed is the key to giving every child the education they deserve”

-  Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers

“All of these candidates have demonstrated a deep commitment to the working people of our city. Now more than ever New York City needs real champions of working families who will stand up to special interests who would deny workers good jobs that will bring them solidly into the middle class.”

-   Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ

"Rory Lancman has always been someone who has delivered for New Yorkers. We know when he gets to the City Council Rory will continue to fight to improve healthcare, create good middle class jobs and increase economic opportunities for everyone. We are proud to endorse Rory for the 24th council district in Queens."

-  Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199SEIU


"Rory is a fighter for working families throughout Queens. HTC members are impressed by his commitment to supporting our workers and protecting middle class jobs.  We look forward to working with him for years to come."

-  Hotel and Motel Trades Ccouncil's Political Director, Josh Gold


"During his tenure in Albany, Assemblyman Rory Lancman was a strong advocate not only for his constituents but for the first responders who keep our neighborhoods safe. He fought not only for the preservation of neighborhood fire companies, but also for our city’s first responders called upon to serve active duty with the U.S. Military. Given his proven track record, the Uniformed Firefighters Association proud to endorse former New York State Assemblyman Rory Lancman to serve the people of the 24th District Queens in the New York City Council."

-  Steve Cassidy, President of Uniformed Firefighters Association


" The Uniformed Fire Officers Association represents over 2,500 Lieutenants, Captains, Battalion Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Supervising Fire Marshals and Medical Officers of the New York City Fire Department. I am pleased to inform you that the Executive Board has voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy for election to the 24th District of the City Council in this upcoming November."

-  Alexander Hagan, President of Uniformed Fire Officers Association 9A


" The Small Business Coalition is endorsing Rory Lancman for City Council because he has the knowledge and experience to be an extremely effective voice for small businesses in New York City. Rory will support the common-sense policies that will help small businesses create jobs. And he’ll work to keep Queens a great place to live by prioritizing public safety and improvements to our schools and infrastructure."

-   Louis Jerome, Founder of Small Business Coalition


”I am pleased to advise you that the Executive Board of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators voted to endorse you candidacy for City Council in the Democratic Primary in September 2013. CSA represents 17,000 in-service and retired NYC Public School Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Administrators, as well as Early Education Directors and Assistant Directors in city-funded day care centers. We look forward to supporting your candidacy throughout the cmapagin. "

-  Ernest A. Logan, President of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators


“After an extensive vetting process, we’ve come to trust that you are the candidate … who best understands the needs and concerns of New York City’s police force, as well as the needs and concerns of our fellow members of the uniformed civil service ranks of the City of New York”

-  Michael J. Palladino, President of Detectives’ Endowment Association

"We fight everyday on behalf of our members and all New Yorkers to have wages keep pace with costs, make sure people have access to paid sick leave and everyone is able to retire with dignity. Rory Lancman has always been someone you can count on to lead on these issues. We look forward to working with Rory as he represents the 24th Council District."

- James Conigliaro, President of IAM Local 15


"Rory Lancman has fought hard for Teamsters and their families during his time as a State Assemblyman -- for safer workplaces, job security and fair treatment in the workplace.  Rory has always been someone we can count on to do the right thing for his constituents and our members, and we know New Yorkers can count on him standing up for us in City Hall”

-  George Miranda, President of the Teamsters Joint Council 16


“Local 891 is proud to endorse Rory Lancman for the New York City Council. ... The residents of District 24 need a champion in the City Council fighting for them. Rory has been and will continue to be our advocate. Rory is unquestionably the candidate who represents the voice of the people and will make sure our City government listens to everyone.”

- Robert J. Troeller, Business Manager/President International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 891


"In a city where injustices are committed every day against Korean Americans and other racial & ethnic minorities, immigrants, low-wage workers, small business owners, the disabled, seniors, and the poor, we must ensure that our decision-makers have vision and backbone."

-   Bright Limm, Korean Americans for Political Advancement


"We are proud to endorse Rory Lancman for City Council. During his time in the State Assembly, Rory was on the right side of the pro-choice, pro-woman issues that make real difference in New Yorkers’ lives. He will apply that same commitment and enthusiasm to working on behalf of the women and families of Queens in the City Council, seizing on every opportunity to make this city better for all of us."

-   Andrea Miller, NARAL Pro-Choice New York


"On behalf of the members of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC), Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is pleased to endorse your candidacy for New York City Council Member. Through your work, you have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the issues that are important to us as social workers and as New Yorkers. To advance our legislative priorities on behalf of social workers and the communities we serve, we are eager to work with you to address vital issues, including access to affordable housing and health care, the availability of social services and family supports, and protecting civil rights. "

-   Stella Padnos-Shea, LMSW, National Association of Social Workers - Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-NYC PACE)


“Rory has always been a champion for women's health, safety and economic opportunity, and we know he's going to do great things in the City Council to defend reproductive freedom, support working moms and level the playing field for all of New York City's women"

- Shirley Ranz, President of NOW, Brooklyn-Queens PAC


"Rory Lancman has an outstanding record of advocating for our public hospital system and protecting patient care. We look forward to working with Rory Lancman to preserve vital health services for the people of Queens and throughout New York City."

-   Tracey Kavanagh, RN, NYSNA Executive Board Member and Queens Nurse


“While he served in the state legislature, Rory Lancman was a tremendous advocate for working people. Rory's experience, commitment, and his ability to pass effective legislation to meet the needs of the middle class is why we are proud to support his candidacy to represent our members living in the 24th Council District”

-  John J. Murphy, Plumbers Local 1's Business Manager


“Your progressive positions in policy areas critical to our union have earned you our support … I know you will be a strong ally of the PSC, the City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY students. We look forward to working with you to support CUNY and provide access to a quality education system for all New Yorkers from pre-school through college.”  

- Steve London, First Vice President of PSC CUNY


“Local 338 RWDSU has a tradition of endorsing candidates that provide a strong voice for working men and woman and we see you as someone who will continue that tradition. Your dedication to the people of New York City is exemplary and we hope to work closely with you on many issues that affect our membership”

- John R. Durso, President of RWDSU Local 338


"On behalf of S.M.A.R.T., Local Union # 137, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that our Executive Board and our Officers voted to endorse your candidacy for City Council. You have a proven record of working in solidarity with and for the labor movement, and we are confident that in office, you will continue to serve our hard working membership. "

-  Dante Dano, Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers’ International Union Local 137


"Your hard work and diligence on behalf of all New Yorkers is recognized and appreciated by this Union and its members. Furthermore, it is my firm belief, and that of the members and families of the Union, that you will continue to fight for the hard-working men and women of this Union, their brothers and sisters in the affiliated union of the AFL-CIO, and all middle-class New Yorkers”

-  Patrick Dolan Jr., Steamfitters Local 638's President

Teamster 831

"The Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, fully endorses Rory Lancman for election to the 24th Council District. We will notify the more than 6,100 active and more than 9,000 retired members of our union that we are strongly supportive of your candidacy.”

-  Harry Nespoli, Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association 831's President


“As an Assemblyman Rory has distinguished himself as a vocal and aggressive advocate for the working families that reside in New York City. Rory has unwavering progressive principles and stands with working families every time he is called upon to do so. UFCW Local 1500 is excited to support his 2013 campaign to bring strong working class values to New Yorkers residing in the 24th Council District in Queens”

-  UFCW Local 1500 President Bruce W. Both


" The United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A New York Area CAP Council on behalf of UAW membership has endorsed your for City Council 24th district. … We look forward to working with you once you are elected in the fight for working men and women and for those less fortunate who need a government that is compassionate and effective "

-  Julie Kushner, Director of United Autoworkers Workers Region 9A


It is with pleasure that Local 1-2, New York, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, endorses you for New York City Council ... New York City needs a fighter for working men and women. In the current economic climate New York's middle-class is facing extinction as the gap widens between the rich and the poor. We need a sane voice to help restore balance to the City we all love and to protect our shrinking middle-class”

- Harry J Farrell, President Local 1-2 UWUA




Assistant Deputy Wardens – Deputy Wardens Association

Insulators Local 12

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1


International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 30

Captains’ Endowment Association

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 4


Civil Service Employees Association

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 52

CWA 1180

Communication Workers of America, Local 1180

Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York

Correct Officers’ Benevolent Association

Organization of Staff Analysts

Correction Captains Association


SMWIA Local 28

Doctor’s Council SEIU


Teamsters Local 217, 813 & 854


Stonewall Democrats of NYC


League of Independent Theaters

CWA District 1