ENDORSEMENTS

Rory Lancman Endorsement
“It is time we bring real criminal justice reform to Queens – and the person to do that is Council Member Rory Lancman. For too long, young men and women of color have been the victims of racist, unequal “broken windows” policing policies. Rory has the courage to do what’s right in the face of opposition: he championed legislation that would outlaw the use of the chokehold in the NYPD. I stand with him on that and I stand behind him for District Attorney, so that we may finally see justice in Queens.” – Gwen Carr
Rory Lancman Endorsement
“We need a Queens District Attorney willing to hold police accountable for unlawful behavior, and who will ensure that officers and officials who break the law are prosecuted. Council Member Rory Lancman has sponsored legislation to make chokeholds a crime, and fought against the use of 50A to shield police officers from public scrutiny of prior misconduct. As our next District Attorney, Rory will not tolerate police malfeasance, whether it is violence against law-abiding citizens or perjury in the courtroom. He will work closely with the public and families impacted by police wrongdoing to ensure that justice is done. Rory Lancman has my enthusiastic support to be our next District Attorney.” – Valerie Bell
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“We need a District Attorney who understands the inequalities communities of color face in our criminal justice system and will fix them- and the person to do that in Queens Council Member Rory Lancman. As s long time champion for criminal justice reform, Rory Lancman will fight to make sure everyone in Queens has equal justice in the eyes of the law. The residents of Queens deserve a reformer as District Attorney, that’s why I am proud to endorse Rory Lancman”

– Bishop Calvin Rice

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“Councilman Rory Lancman has proven to bring integrity, moral conscience and solutions to his political arena. He is a young man with a wealth of education and experience that has empowered and equipped his districts while in the Assembly and now in the NYC Council. Lancman was born and raised in Queens and has a heart for this great borough. Since I have known Rory I watched him fight for justice, stand tall for his community and be a voice to the voiceless. His uncompromised focus to represent all people unconditionally has set him apart from so many. Therefore, I am proud to endorse Rory Lancman for Queens DA.”

– Reverend Dr. Phil Craig

Rory Lancman Endorsement
“Communities of color in Queens have been suffering at the hands of a justice system that is unjust. Councilman Rory Lancman has spent his career pushing the envelope on criminal justice reform. Rory has made a firm commitment to finally bring true equality into our criminal justice system, by ending our city’s fervent prosecution of low-level offenses in communities of color, eliminating cash bail, and enforcing New York’s “Raise the Age” law. Electing a candidate for District Attorney like Rory is a step in the right direction for Queens.” – Bishop Erskine Williams
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“This election for District Attorney in Queens is vital for the future of our community and the best choice is Council Member Rory Lancman. Whether it’s advocating to reform our criminal justice system by closing Rikers Island, fighting to end broken windows, or working to make sure NYPD is held accountable to the communities they serve, Rory Lancman is the right person for the job. The next District Attorney must be a reformer who will fight for every community in Queens, which is why I am proud to support Rory Lancman.” – Reverend Mark S. Kellar
“Rory is not only politically pro-Choice, but has demonstrated time and again his willingness to support and defend the thousands of women a year who access reproductive health services, including abortions, at my clinic in Jamaica, Queens.” – Merle Hoffman
Rory Lancman Endorsement
“Queens urgently needs the criminal justice reform that Rory Lancman will bring to the District Attorney’s office, particularly for the young people, women and families I represent everyday. As Queens DA, Rory will ensure that the full letter and spirit of New York’s new ‘raise the age’ law is realized, and that domestic violence victims get the attention they deserve. Rory has my full support to be our next Queens DA.” – Jawan Finley, Esq.
Rory Lancman Endorsement
“Local 3 and its 30,000 members stand behind Rory Lancman as our next District Attorney because Rory has always stood behind us and all working people in the fight to protect our wages, our safety, and our retirement security. We need a DA who will treat wage theft, dangerous workplaces, and fraud as the serious crimes that they are. Working people deserve nothing less.” – Chris Erikson, Business Manager of IBEW Local 3
“The Workers United, NY/NJ Regional Joint Board is proud to endorse Rory Lancman to be our next Queens District Attorney. Our thousands of members trust that Rory will protect their wages, their right to organize, and the safety of their workplaces, whether they work in a nail salon, a manufacturing facility, retail store or a distribution center. We look forward to partnering with Rory as our next District Attorney to protect the rights and safety of all working people in Queens.” – Julie Kelly, Workers United, NY/NJ Regional Joint Board
“Rory Lancman has stood with, and stood up for, working people his entire career — as a lawyer, Assembly Member, and Council Member — and the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #1 New York are proud to stand with him to be our next District Attorney in Queens. Unscrupulous contractors who cheat our members or any working person out of their wages, or expose them to injuries on the job, are committing crimes that too often go unpunished. As our next District Attorney, Rory Lancman will hold accountable those who steal from and endanger working people.” – Jerry Sullivan, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #1 New York
“Rory Lancman has been an invaluable partner in our effort to clean up the private sanitation industry to protect worker safety and ensure fair wages for our members and all workers. We need a Queens District Attorney who will confront the corruption and abuse of working men and women that is this industry’s hallmark, and that’s why we support Rory Lancman.” – Sean Campbell, President, Teamsters Local 813
“Local 891 is proud to endorse Rory Lancman for Queens District Attorney. We are a union that represents New York City’s School Custodian Engineers. Our members are also public school parents, concerned citizens and taxpayers. Rory has always been a fierce defender of working people’s rights and a partner in making our schools safer and fair for everyone.” – Robert J. Troeller, Business Manager/President, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 891
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Rory throughout his career.  Rory Lancman has shown great intelligence, sensitivity and an intense work ethic. Rory, a veteran and father of three,  has put  Queens families first in all his legislative efforts. He had been a progressive fighter for reform and a terrific lawyer committed to the rule of law. As  District Attorney he will work to make Queens a more fair and just place for everyone”

– Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Rory Lancman Endorsement
“Queens is in desperate need of criminal justice reform and the best person to deliver that is Rory Lancman. Rory has been a strong fighter for communities of color, whether it’s fighting to ban police chokeholds, close Rikers Island or end over-policing that criminalizes black and brown communities, Rory Lancman will be a District Attorney that will always fight for justice.” – Council Member Antonio Reynoso
Rory Lancman Endorsement

“Queens is in desperate need of criminal justice reform and the best person to deliver that is Rory Lancman. Rory has been a strong fighter for communities of color, whether it’s fighting to ban police chokeholds, close Rikers Island or end over-policing that criminalizes black and brown communities, Rory Lancman will be a District Attorney that will always fight for justice.”


– Assemblymember Dan Rosenthal