NYS Senator Roxanne Persaud Endorses Richard David for Assembly

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State Senator Roxanne Persaud with Richard David, who she endorsed for New York State Assembly.

“Let’s show the power of unity and diversity”

South Ozone Park, New York: NYS Senator Roxanne Persaud has endorsed Richard David in the June election for New York State Assembly in District 31.

Senator Persaud is Chair of the Committee on Social Services which has worked aggressively to respond to poverty, hunger, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness. Senator Persaud is also the only Guyanese elected to the New York State Senator. District 31 is confronting record levels of domestic violence, food insecurity and poverty and it has the largest Guyanese American population in the United States.

Senator Persaud said “I have known Richard for a long time and I’m eager to work with him in the Assembly to help us eradicate domestic violence, poverty and inequality. This is an ambitious agenda and it is exactly why we must unapologetically elect qualified individuals to public office. Richard is easily the most qualified candidate and I’m excited to endorse him”.

David Said “I’m not sure she knows this but Senator Persaud has been kind of a role model to me in politics. I have followed her career since before she was elected to the State Assembly. I’m inspired by her leadership, her ability to bring people together and the way she delivers solutions for her district”.

Richard David (center) with NYS Senators Leroy Comrie and Roxanne Persaud

David came to the United States as an undocumented dreamer and has lived in Southeast Queens for 25 years. He is currently a District Leader in Assembly District 31, and has spent over 10 years working at senior levels of government. He was one of the youngest members of the community board and co-founded a youth-led social justice organization to bring resources to the district. Most recently, David led the nonprofit desk at a private government relations firm and is an adjunct history professor at York College. During this pandemic, he has worked tirelessly to serve the hard hit communities of his district with food and resources.

He is endorsed by Congressman Gregory Meeks, Assembly Member Vivian Cook, Senator Leroy Comrie, the Queens Democratic Party and over a dozen unions, political clubs and good governance organizations. More info at www.RichardDavid.nyc

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