STATEN ISLAND, NY – Today, army veteran Max Rose, a Staten Islander and Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-11, announced he was endorsed by Brooklyn Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Jr (49th Assembly District) and the Stars and Stripes Democratic Club. The endorsement is the first by a local elected official and political club on the Democratic side in NY-11.
Statement from Max Rose
“I am honored to announce the support of Assemblyman Peter Abbate, District Leaders Tori Kelly and Joe Bova, and Stars, and Stripes Democratic Club President Irene Chu. They are all longtime champions and advocates for our community and I am excited at the opportunity to work together to repair our broken public transit system, defeat the opioid and heroin epidemic, and lower the cost of healthcare for all families.”
Statement from Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Jr.
“In these uncertain times, it is imperative that we have a Representative who understands the needs of his constituents and who has dedicated himself to better the community and country. From risking his life for our country in Afghanistan – where he earned a purple heart – to his work in healthcare, Max has a proven record of putting the needs of our country and community above any party. Max Rose will fight for the people of his district and has the experience to solve the issues that are facing our country and our communities.”
Statement from District Leader Tori Kelly
“Now, more than ever, we need a strong voice in Washington who will stand up for the people of South Brooklyn and Staten Island which is why I’m endorsing Max Rose for Congress. Max has the experience and understanding to bring common sense solutions to the problems facing the district and our country as a whole. He has hit the ground running meeting voters and talking about his candidacy. I know he will work hard to represent all of us and continue his record of service.”
Statement from District Leader Joseph Bova
“Max Rose is a decorated American hero and I’m proud to endorse him for Congress. He will bring a record of service and dedication to this country and community to Washington. In his service to our country through his work for the Brooklyn District Attorney and in the healthcare industry, Max has gained valuable insight into the issues plaguing our country and the know-how to fix them.”
Statement from Club President Irene Chu
“In order to protect immigrants’ human rights and also provide them a channel to reach their American Dream, I am thrilled to endorse Max Rose for Congress. As the President of Stars and Stripes Democratic Club, it is my privilege and purpose to represent the immigrant population’s political voice. This year, as our rights are under attack from Washington, we should all stand up and support someone who shares our beliefs and is willing to fight for us.”