I am running to win the Democratic general election for Brooklyn DA, which will be held on November 7, 2017.
Thank you to all the organizations, unions, elected officials and individuals from across Brooklyn who endorsed me and back my candidacy. To pledge your support, click here to donate.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199, Mason Tenders, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ, Transit Workers Union (TWU), Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), United Court Officers Association (UCOA), Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), NYC District Council of Carpenters, Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers, DC9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New York State Nurses Association, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA.)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer; State Senators Martin Malavé Dilan, Kevin Parker, Roxanne Persaud; Assembly Members Pamela Harris, William Colton, Robert Carroll, Rodneyse Bichotte, Tremaine Wright, Latrice Walker, Felix Ortiz, Erik Dilan, Maritza Davila, Walter Mosley; Council Members Brad Lander, Mark Treyger, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael Espinal, Antonio Reynoso, Laurie Cumbo, Robert Cornegy, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Washington Heights Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez.
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats, Progressive Association for Political Action, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Muslim Democratic Club of New York, Vanguard Independent Democratic Association, Stars and Stripes Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats Political Association, Bay Dems, United Progressive Democratic Club, ShoreFront Democratic Club, Thomas, Jefferson Democratic Club, 41st AD Democrats Club, 57th AD Democratic Organization.
Working Families Party, NOW-NYC, New York Immigrant Action Fund (the 501c4 arm of the NY Immigration Coalition), VOCAL-NY Action Fund, Make the Road Action, Citizens Union, Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard, Bertha Lewis (Executive Director of the Black Institute), former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Gloria Steinem.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James
"Eric is Brooklyn through and through. He is from our community, he understands our community and he fights everyday to make our community a better place. As his work on reducing incarceration, giving young people a second chance and protecting immigrants shows, he is a visionary and progressive reformer," said Public Advocate Letitia James. "Eric will keep our families safe while ensuring equal justice for all communities. For all those reasons, there is no one better able to continue the legacy of the great Ken Thompson. I am proud to be supporting Eric Gonzalez for district attorney."
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
“In a short period of time, Ken Thompson dramatically transformed the criminal justice system in Brooklyn,” said Rep. Jeffries (NY-8). “He then handed the baton to Eric Gonzalez, who picked up where DA Thompson left off. Under Eric’s leadership, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office continues to pursue a progressive criminal justice approach that promotes both public safety and fairness. Without question, Eric Gonzalez is best qualified to continue the transformative change started by his predecessor, and that is why I am proud to strongly endorse his candidacy.”
1199SEIU Heathcare Workers East
“Eric's public support for good, well-paying jobs with a living wage, equal rights and social justice reform, plus his innovative approaches to reducing our city's reliance on incarceration, make him the right choice to continue moving Brooklyn forward,” said George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU.
Working Families Party
“Eric Gonzalez is the clear progressive choice for Brooklyn District Attorney," said Bill Lipton, the Director of the state's Working Families Party. “It’s rare to have a prosecutor with both decades of high level experience and who hails from communities impacted by the broken criminal justice system. Eric Gonzalez is a leader who is deeply committed to transforming the criminal justice system to focus on safety and well-being for all our communities.”