PSC-Endorsed Candidates Win Big in Sept. 14th Primary Election

Eric Schneiderman won the Democratic primary for Attorney General.

The PSC endorsed six solid, progressive candidates in the September 14th Democratic primary. All but one won. Eric Schneiderman won the hotly contested race for Attorney General and Gustavo Rivera beat incumbent State Senator Pedro Espada by an almost two-to-one margin. Other PSC-backed candidates who won include State Senators Bill Perkins and Velmanette Montgomery, both of whom faced challengers financed by wealthy charter school supporters, and Francisco Moya, who won an open seat in Assembly District 39 in Queens.

The list of PSC-endorsed winners and their positions:

Gustavo Rivera won handily, beating incumbent Pedro Espada by a two to one margin.

Eric Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General

Bill Perkins, State Senator in Manhattan’s Senate District 30

Velmanette Montgomery, State Senator in Senate District 18 in Brooklyn

Gustavo Rivera, State Senator in Senate District 33 in the Bronx

Francisco Moya, New York State Assembly in Assembly District 39 in Queens.

For more information on these candidates, plus a complete list of all those endorsed by the PSC and New York State United Teachers, please visit the PSC Political Action Committee website.