Former New York State Senator Tom Duane announced his endorsement on Monday of Mel Wymore, Democratic candidate for New York City Council, District 6.
“Mel has been an effective, courageous and inclusive leader as a community and neighborhood activist,” said Duane. “I am truly excited to see his passion and advocacy amplified for the Upper West Side and all New Yorkers as a member of the City Council.
Wymore said of the endorsement: “I am deeply honored to have the support of Tom Duane: both a true trailblazer and an outstanding elected official who fought, not only for every one of his constituents, but also for all New Yorkers. I will likewise fight as hard as I can for an inclusive, compassionate and sustainable city.”
Wymore is an engineer who has served on the Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 for 17 years, serving two terms as chair of the board. He is vying for the seat against six other Democratic candidates; no Republican candidates have announced their intention to run as yet. The seat will be vacated when current City Council Member Gale Brewer ends her current term due to term limits.
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