Lending his support to the incumbent Democratic Governor, New York City Mayor Eric Adams will endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul for a full term in office after she took over in the middle of disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s term.
“Governor Hochul has been a true partner, working on behalf of everyday New Yorkers — and it’s yielded real results,” Adams said in a statement Tuesday. “We share the same priorities—on improving public safety, access to child care and housing. Governor Hochul has been a true partner, working on behalf of everyday New Yorkers — and it’s yielded real results,” said Adams. “I look forward to continuing that work for years to come with Governor Hochul and collaborating to lift this city and state to new heights.”
The endorsement from Adams comes after a whirlwind legislative session in Albany when Hochul helped secure key wins for Adams, including changes to bail reform and a two-year extension of mayoral control of city schools.
This Mayoral endorsement could potentially give Hochul a major advantage at the June 28 primary against Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Nassau).
The endorsement has begun with a rally this morning in Manhattan with three powerful unions: Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, and District Council 37, New York City’s largest municipal union.
The governor said in a statement that she and Mr. Adams were “united” on fighting against gun violence, improving public safety, and restarting the city’s sluggish economy. “We are committed to building a new chapter in our state’s history that’s focused on teamwork, collaboration, and progress over politics,” Hochul said.