2018 Candidate Endorsements

2018 Candidate Endorsements

**The EQNY PAC is an independent entity whose mission it is to support LGBTQI New Yorker through election-related work, including this endorsement process.**

For more than 25 years, New York’s LGBTQI community has supported candidates for public office who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the issues important to our community. In a time when transgender rights are under attack and when a major political party has adopted the most anti-LGBTQI party platform ever, we must stand by our friends running for office. Equality NY PAC upholds the tradition of supporting pro-LGBTQI candidates across New York so that we can continue to move this great state forward to support and protect all LGBTQI people. Please take a moment to contribute to the PAC here.

Support the Candidates who support our communities throughout New York State.2018 Candidate Endorsements

The 2018 EQNY PAC Endorsements

2018 NY Statewide Offices

  • Governor – Andrew Cuomo
  • Lieutenant Governor – Kathy Hochul
  • Attorney General – Tish James

2018 NY State Senate Candidates

The following candidates are our picks for NY State Senate and we strongly believe that their election will help LGBTQI related matters be addressed in Albany.

SD-7Anna KaplanSD-28Liz Krueger
SD-8John BrooksSD-29Jose Serrano
SD-9Todd KaminskySD-30Brian Benjamin
SD-11John C. LiuSD-31Robert Jackson
SD-12Michael GianarisSD-33Gustavo Rivera
SD-13Jessica RamosSD-34Alessandra Biaggi
SD-14Leroy ComrieSD-35Andrea Stewart-Cousins
SD-16Toby Ann StaviskySD-36Jamaal Bailey
SD-19Roxanne PersaudSD-45Emily Martz
SD-20Zellnor MyrieSD-53Rachel May
SD-21Kevin ParkerSD-55Jennifer Lunsford
SD-22Andrew GounardesSD-56Jeremy Cooney
SD-25Velmanette MontgomerySD-60Carima El-Behairy
SD-26Brian KavanaughSD-63Tim Kennedy
SD-27Brad Hoylman

2018 NY State Assembly Candidates

The following candidates are our picks for NY State Assembly and we strongly believe that their election will help LGBTQI related matters be addressed in Albany.

AD-1Fred ThielAD-79Michael Blake
AD-4Steve EngelbrightAD-80Nathalia Fernandez
AD-6Philip RamosAD-81Jeffrey Dinowitz
AD-11Kimberly Jean-PierreAD-82Michael Benedetto
AD-13Charles LavineAD-83Carl Heastie
AD-22Michaella SolagesAD-84Carmen E. Arroyo
AD-24David WeprinAD-86Victor Pichardo
AD-25Nily RozicAD-87Karines Reyes
AD-26Edward BraunsteinAD-88Amy Paulin
AD-28Andrew HevesiAD-89Gary Pretlow
AD-29Alicia HyndmanAD-90Nader Sayegh
AD-31Michele TitusAD-92Thomas Abinanti
AD-32Vivian CookAD-93David Buchwald
AD-34Michael DenDekkerAD-95Sandy Galef
AD-35Jeffrion AubryAD-96Kenneth Zebrowski
AD-36Aravella SimotasAD-97Ellen Jaffee
AD-37Catherine T. NolanAD-99no endorsement
AD-39Catalina CruzAD-100Aileen Gunther
AD-42Rodneyse BichotteAD-101Chad McEvoy
AD-44Robert CarrollAD-102Aiden O’Connor Jr.
AD-50Joseph LentolAD-103Kevin Cahill
AD-51Felix OrtizAD-108John McDonald
AD-52Jo Anne SimonAD-109Patricia Fahy
AD-53Maritza DavilaAD-110Phillip G. Steck
AD-54Erik DilanAD-116Addie Jenne
AD-55Latrice WalkerAD-123Donna Lupardo
AD-57Walter MosleyAD-125Barbara Lifton
AD-65Yuh-Line NiouAD-127Al Stirpe
AD-66Deborah GlickAD-128Pamela Hunter
AD-67Linda RosenthalAD-129William Magnarelli
AD-68Robert RodriguezAD-136Jamie Romeo
AD-69Danny O’DonnellAD-138Harry Bronson
AD-70Inez DickensAD-141Crystal Peoples-Stokes
AD-72Carmen De La RosaAD-142Patrick Burke
AD-73Dan QuartAD-143Monica Wallace
AD-74Harvey EpsteinAD-144Joseph DiPasquale
AD-75Richard GottfriedAD-146Karen M. McMahon
AD-76Rebecca SeawrightAD-147Luke Wochensky
AD-77Latoya JoynerAD-149Sean Ryan
AD-78Jose RiveraAD-150Judith S. Einach

2018 Federal Candidates

At a time when the Federal Government has taken so many actions that negatively impact LGBTQI people and our families, we believe these candidates can help steer policy towards equality and justice for all.

We support the following candidates for U.S. House of Representatives to represent the needs of LGBTQI New Yorkers in Washington, D.C.:

Perry Gershon
Jose Serrano
Liuba Grechen Shirley
Eliot Engel
Thomas Suozzi
Nita Lowey
Kathleen Rice
Sean Patrick Maloney
Gregory Meeks
Antonio Delgado
Grace Meng
Paul Tonko
Nydia Velazquez
Tedra Cobb
Hakeem Jeffries
Anthony Brindisi
Yvette Clarke
Tracy Mitrano
Jerrold Nadler
Dana Balter
Max Rose
Joe Morelle
Carolyn Maloney
Brian Higgins
Adriano Espaillat
Nate McMurray
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We support the following candidate for U.S. Senate to represent the needs of LGBTQI New Yorkers in Washington, D.C.:

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand