The last five months have been one hell of a ride. I have had the distinct privilege of getting to know many of my fellow residents of the 74th Assembly District. I was especially honored to have the support of so many of you in this race. However, as we approach the County Committee vote tonight, I believe that the result is no longer in doubt. My friends, to paraphrase the musical Hamilton, I don’t have the votes.
Back in 2016, I was an ardent supporter of and DNC Delegate for our former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. When it became clear that she had the necessary votes to be our party nominee for president, I advocated for all Democrats to unify behind her candidacy. That is why this announcement will come as no surprise to those of you who know me best.
I am ending my campaign today and endorsing Harvey Epstein to be our standard bearer as the Democratic Nominee for the 74th Assembly District. I am asking all my fellow County Committee members to stand with me and cast your vote for Harvey tonight. Let’s begin working together to ensure a brighter future for the East Side of Manhattan.