Brad Hoylman is the head of the class.
On Thursday, the state senator of eight years earned the support of the United Federation of Teachers, the largest union representing public school teachers in the city. Hoylman has pledged to increase funding for public schools and expand dyslexia screening for public school students.
Hoylman is already being supported by 12 political clubs, as well as fellow Manhattan politicians state Senators Robert Jackson, Jose Serrano and Brian Kavanagh, plus state Senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar, and progressive grassroots groups KidsPAC and Black Trans Nation.
Michael Mulgrew, U.F.T. president, said, “Brad Hoylman’s track record in Albany shows he is a strong progressive ally for students, parents and educators. As Manhattan looks to the future, we need his vision and leadership to help move our schools forward.”
“The support of the U.F.T. could not be more important for this campaign,” Hoylman said, “and I’m beyond thrilled to have the backing of our incredible public school teachers. As the son of a public educator and the product of public schools, this endorsement means the world to me — and I’m honored to have their support as we build a progressive vision for our borough.”
The 12 clubs who have endorsed Hoylman are 504 Democrats, Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA), Chelsea Reform Democratic Club, Downtown Independent Democrats, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Independent Democrats, Hell’s Kitchen Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, New Downtown Democrats, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, United Democratic Organization, United Community Democrats and the Village Independent Democrats.