September 6, 2012 : EDITORIAL
Amsterdam News Primary Endorsement
The 27th State Senate District has been proudly served by Tom Duane for the past 13 years. As a surprise to many, Duane announced his retirement from the Senate a few months ago. After the announcement, the chair of Community Board 2 came forward to vie for this important seat that encompasses a wide swath of Manhattan.
Brad Hoylman has fought to preserve our neighborhoods, keeping mom-and-pop shops open. He is an activist. He has been a fierce advocate for equality for all people and protecting the right to choose.
Spending more than two decades fighting for his community, Hoylman wants to go one step further and take his skills to Albany, where we believe he will make a real difference. That is why we endorse Brad Hoylman for state Senate in the 27th Senatorial District.