Highlighting efforts to create middle-class jobs and improve education, President Barack Obama endorsed incumbent Congressmember Nydia Velazquez for the 7th Congressional District seat.
“For the past two decades, Rep. Nydia Velázquez has been a constant advocate for middle-class families, helping to create an economy built to last where everyone has an opportunity to achieve the American Dream,” the president said in a statement. “Rep. Velázquez has worked tirelessly to create good middle-class jobs through community projects, provide affordable housing so folks have a decent place to lay their head at night, and invest in education so that the children in her district receive the quality education they deserve.”
Velazquez is currently serving her tenth term in Congress. Her newly-drawn district spans from lower Manhattan all the way to Woodhaven. She is running against City Councilmember Erik Dilan, Dan O’Connor and George Martinez in the June 26 Primary to see who will get the Democratic nod to run for the seat.