BREAKING NEWS: NY Amsterdam News Endorses Mike Blake for State Assembly


Email from Team Blake (79AD):

We are very proud to announce that the Amsterdam News has endorsed my campaign for state Assembly. I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled by their support. For more than 100 years, Amsterdam News has covered the most important issues affecting the black community in The Bronx, New York City and the country. I am truly humbled by their endorsement, which read in part:
“We see a new face entering the fore in the 79th District. Born and bred in the Bronx, a young man named Michael Blake seemingly has come out of nowhere to show the Bronx and New York that he is here for business.” “He wants to be a change agent. He does not want to be just a vote in Albany; he wants to be a leader in Albany. We believe he can, and we believe the 79th needs Blake. Therefore, we endorse Michael Blake in the Democratic primary for the 79th Assembly District.”

I spoke with the esteemed editorial board about many issues affecting the district – from sentencing disparities in the justice system, to breaking the cycle of poverty and incarceration, to creating jobs – and I outlined my ideas and proposals for attacking them when I’m in Albany. I’m glad they agree with me and have given their support.

Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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