NEW YORK – The Muslim Democratic Club of New York has endorsed Richard David in the upcoming June 23rd election for the State Assembly in District 31.
The Muslim Democratic Club of New York was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to the election of responsible Democrats to local office and working towards improving the representation of the Muslim American community in state and local government decisions. The Club is a leading progressive voice in New York and has previously endorsed candidates who fight for justice and against racism and discrimination.
David is currently the Democratic Party’s District Leader in Assembly District 31. The district includes South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Wakefield, Springfield Gardens, Brookville, Rosedale and part of Rockaway.
“I’m honored to have the support of the Muslim Democratic Club. Our district has among the largest Muslim populations in New York and this is a vote of confidence. Together, we will build a coalition that represents all the people of this diverse and bring unity to this geographically separated district,” said David.
The seat has been vacant since former Assmebly Member Michele Titus became a civil court judge in January. Due to the coronavirus, the Special Election for the seat was cancelled for April 28. Voters will now vote twice on June 23, one for the Special Election for a political term that lasts until the end of 2020 and for a regular election, for a term that starts in January 2021.
To register to vote, go online at dmv.ny.gov.