Brooklyn Dem leader endorses Adams
Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair
and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte
Hermelyn, today, March 15, endorsed
Brooklyn Borough President
Eric Adams for mayor becoming the
fi rst 2021 mayoral endorsement by a
county party leader.
Bichotte Hermelyn is the fi rst
woman to chair the Brooklyn Democratic
Party, representing roughly 1.2
million people, and the fi rst Haitian
American woman elected to offi ce in
New York City.
She also chairs the Subcommittee
on Oversight of Minority and Women-
Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)
in the State Assembly and is a
statewide leader on election reform
and gender issues, including pay equity,
health care equity and domestic
“Eric Adams is a son of Brownsville,
Brooklyn, who never forgot
where he came from and never stopped
fi ghting for equity and resources for
our communities and our people—
and that is why — as the Brooklyn
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Democratic county leader who understands
the diversity of this great
borough — he is my clear choice to be
the next mayor of New York City,” Bichotte
“We fi nd ourselves in two pandemics:
the pandemic of COVID-19
and the pandemic of racial and economic
inequality. When others fl ed,
Eric led — as he always has — taking
action on the ground during the
height of the pandemic to deliver resources
to the hardest-hit communities
in Brooklyn and across the
city. He knows from a personal level
that health is wealth, and is the only
candidate that can turn around our
healthcare system so that it serves
all New Yorkers. I enthusiastically
endorse Eric Adams to be our next
mayor,” she added.
Adams, who was recently endorsed
by the Hotel Trades Council,
32BJ SEIU and the executive board
of DC37 – three of the city’s larger
unions, called Bichotte Hermelyn a
trailblazer for women and people of
color throughout the city and state.
“I am so proud to have her endorsement,”
said Adams. “Our campaign is
growing every day, powered by working
people and communities of color
who deserve leadership at City Hall
that understands their struggle and
will put their priorities fi rst to recover
the right way.”
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
pictured in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Bichotte Hermelyn endorsed Adams in his run for NYC
Mayor. Photo by Jermaine Isaac.
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