ENDORSEMENTS

“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
“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” – Reverend 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

“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
“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
“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

“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

“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
“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