Congressman Meeks Endorses Richard David for State Assembly


“This is how we build a strong and diverse Democratic party,” says Gregory Meeks

SOUTH OZONE PARK, QUEENS, NY: Congressman Gregory Meeks has endorsed Richard David in the June 23rd election for State Assembly in District 31.

Before being elected to the U.S. Congress in 1998, Meeks was the State Assembly Member for District 31 himself. David has worked with Meeks as a District Leader and as a community activist.

Meeks said, “Richard has a lot to offer. He is a compassionate leader who has fought for our communities while in government, as an educator, in the private sector and as an activist. I know Richard, and these are the skills, relationships and experience we will need to help us recover from Covid-19. Let’s unite and rise up in this election with Richard as our next Assembly Member.”

He adde, “This is tremendous and I’m excited to have Congressman Meeks’ support. He has been a trusted leader representing us for many years and we are fortunate to have his leadership during Covid-19. By working together, we will rise up from this pandemic and build and strengthen the Democratic Party we want and deserve.”

David has also received endorsements from the Alliance of South Asian American Labor, Stonewall Democratic Club, Muslim Democratic Club, National Association of Social Workers PAC, US Cricket Umpires Association, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, New American Voters Association, and the Queens Democratic Party.

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.