Today, the Michael Blake for DNC Campaign announced that U.S. Congressman and DNC Member Gregory W. Meeks has endorsed Assembly Member Michael Blake in his campaign for DNC Vice Chair. The endorsement demonstrates a broad range of support for Blake, including grassroots leaders, labor leaders and elected officials such as Vice Chair R.T. Rybak, state party Chairs in Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Mexico and Iowa, 32BJ SEIU, 1199SEIU, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, UFCW Vice President Steven M. Powell, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Andrew Cuomo, among many others.
Congressman Meeks offered the following statement:
“I enthusiastically endorse the candidacy of Assembly Member Michael Blake for the role of Vice Chair. His leadership and ability to bring Democrats together is without question. Michael brings new young leadership and energy that we need in the Democratic party now more than ever.”
Following this endorsement, Assembly Member Michael Blake released the following statement:
“The Congressman’s leadership and commitment to service is held in the highest regard across the country. I am both honored and humbled to have his support. His balanced commitment on issues ranging from economic development, to his relentless advocacy for working class families, has been an inspiration to all. His achievements in job creation have heralded national attention and accolades. Now, as I campaign across the country with a new vision for what I call #LeadershipForTomorrow, I couldn’t be more excited to have the backing of such a dynamic leader for progress.”
Serving the people of New York's Fifth Congressional District has been the focus of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks' seventeen-year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time he has earned the respect of his constituents, as well as both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and in New York, as an effective, common-sense leader who gets things done. The economic vitality and wellbeing of the Fifth Congressional District stays front and center for Congressman Meeks who sits on two important and prominent committees in the House: the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. Congressman Meeks serves as the Congressional Black Caucus PAC (CBCPAC) Chair.