Mayor Bloomberg Backs Greenfield In City Council Race

(Wednesday, February 10th, 2010)

Brooklyn – New York City Council candidate David G. Greenfield was endorsed today by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Greenfield, an experienced attorney and community advocate, is running in the 44th Council District to replace Councilman Simcha Felder. Mayor Bloomberg, recently re-elected by city voters, received approximately 75% of the general election vote in the 44th Council District. Greenfield’s relationship with Mayor Bloomberg will allow him to be an effective advocate on day one, and to make sure the community’s needs are met.

In announcing his support for David Greenfield, Mayor Bloomberg noted that Greenfield spearheaded a number of key initiatives that positively impacted not just the neighborhoods in this district, but neighborhoods throughout New York City. Mayor Bloomberg cited Greenfield’s leadership establishing the new third party vendor program, through which thousands of non-public school children in New York City now receive free tutoring services through the federal government’s Title I program.

“David Greenfield is an independent and innovative leader who is adept at identifying issues and solving problems,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Through David’s hard work and tireless advocacy, thousands of non-public school students throughout the city now have access to free tutoring services paid for through the Federal ‘No Child Left Behind’ Act. David Greenfield has a proven record of accomplishment as a community advocate, and has a bright future ahead of him in the City Council. David Greenfield will be an outstanding City Councilman, and I look forward to working together with him in City Hall to address the issues that are important to all New Yorkers.”

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“Mayor Bloomberg is an internationally acclaimed independent leader for all New Yorkers and I am especially grateful to have his support in my campaign for the City Council,” said Greenfield. “It is vitally important that our community have a working relationship with the Mayor in order to ensure this community continues to receive the important resources it needs.”

One of the issues that Greenfield stresses during his campaign is the importance of the city providing free busing for students, and allowing parents to select the bus company that best suits their schedule and needs. Greenfield has also committed to continue working towards relief for tuition-paying parents and securing additional funding for private and public schools. In addition, Greenfield’s top priorities include creating jobs, enhancing services for seniors, improving transportation, and lowering taxes and fines.

In addition to the support of Mayor Bloomberg, Greenfield has also received the endorsements of a number of other prominent elected officials, including former Mayor Ed Koch, Senators Carl Kruger and Martin Golden, and Councilmen Vincent Gentile, Michael Nelson, Domenic Recchia, and Lewis Fidler. Greenfield has also received widespread support from prominent members of every ethnic community in the diverse 44th Council District, including the Catholic, Ashkenaz, Sephardic, and Chasidic communities.

(YWN Desk – NYC)

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8 Comments

  1. deepthinker says:

    So, Greenfield is already a card-carrying member of the political establishment–and he isn’t even elected yet!

    Another good reason to vote for the real independent Ben-Torah in this race–Nachman Caller.

  2. Joe42 says:

    I hate this stupid comments by uneducated people ” he got the endorsements from him and her, oh look he’s in bed with them” endorsements dosent mean that, there is a difference between an endorsement and “putting” in somebody as a candidate.

    if I would see bloomberg running around for greenfield and terrorizing everybody to endorse him I would be concerned, but since this is only an endorsement it means that bloomberg acknoledged his accomplishments,

    And if a candidate has no ties to anyone and is not even endorsed by any politician, it means he will be defective and would not accomplish anything, maybe that’s not how it should be but unfortunately this is how you accomplish things by having ties and connections with other people in power.

    And again there is a difference between having ties and connections with someone, and being someones pawn and puppet

  3. A23 says:

    I think I have to agree with deepthinker, anyone who get the endorsement of Vito Lopez is already playing in the mud.

  4. boroparker says:

    I thought Greenfield never did anything and is just taking credit for other peoples work?
    Did Bloomberg call Hikind before this endorsement? Does he listen to Hikinds show how Greenfield never did anything?

    I’m very confused who is saying the truth Bloomberg or Hikind?

  5. yosse says:

    deepthinker with all do respect that a person with your name deserves , can you please tell us who Nachman Caller is . most people have not heard of him.

  6. Good Understanding says:

    I agree with Joe42 and strongly disagree with A23.

    Vito Lopez is in the recent years one of the best advocates the we have in the government, our mosdos were helped in the assembly by Lopez more then by Hikind unfortunately, its true that he’s one sided in Willamsburgh the same as Ed Towns who endorsed Lazar, but that does not make him a SOINEH YIRUEL, as some people are trying to portray him.

    Fact of the matter, Vito Lopez is the MOST influential politician in Brooklyn, and he is using a lot of his influence to help us and our community, being that he is on Greenfields side it puts Greenfield in a better position then the other candidates

  7. Ashy says:

    Rabosai,
    It doesn’t matter whether you like Bloomberg or not. The job of the city councilman is to deliver for the community. Without the mayor, we get nothing. This is a very important endorsement because it’s clear that Greenfield will be the most effective councilman for our community.

  8. bignet says:

    get hikind out and fast

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