People First Democratic Club endorses Eric Adams, Fernando Cabrera for NYC mayor, Bronx borough president
By Moses Kuwema
People First Democratic Club has endorsed Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams and Council member Fernando Cabrera for New York City mayor and Bronx borough president respectively.
In an interview with Parkchester Times, People First Democratic Club president Algernon Quattlebaum said his club voted on Tuesday night and was proud to support and endorse Adams for New York City mayor.
“New York is currently lost right now, not only because of COVID-19, but the crime and homicide is almost reminiscent of the 1980s. We need a new leader who is going to steer us out of that,” Quattlebaum said. “Eric Adams represents a leader that is going to bring us back on course to be the best city in the world. His credentials speak for themselves. He is a retired police captain. He is a former state senator and the first African-American Brooklyn borough president. We feel that he has the plan that is right for New York and that he is going to bring New York back on track.”
On Cabrera, who is the Bronx’s New York City District 14 council member, Quattlebaum said, “We discussed the borough presidency and they decided that they want to support Fernando Cabrera because he stands to be a better representation of the Bronx. He wants to bring back balance to the Bronx and not politics as usual.”
He said on February 10, People First Democratic Club will launch Co-Op city’s endorsement of Adams and Cabrera.
In accepting the endorsement, councilman Cabrera said, “I want to thank the People First Democratic Club and President Al Quattlebaum for earning their support. The North East section of the Bronx is near to my heart. I look forward to being your partner as the next borough president and helping lead our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, repairing the social and economic harm, fighting for criminal and social justice, and restoring the Bronx to its rightful trajectory as a borough on the rise.”