StreetsPAC today announced three additional candidate endorsements for Tuesday’s general election, supporting the re-election campaigns of New York State Assemblymembers Dan Quart and Michaelle Solages, and the State Senate race of Adrienne Esposito, who’s running for an open seat on Long Island.
“We’re excited to make these three important endorsements before Tuesday’s election,” said David ‘Paco’ Abraham, a StreetsPAC board member. “Dan Quart and Michaelle Solages are young, up-and-coming leaders in Albany, and they are firmly committed to making streets safer both in their districts and across the state. And Adrienne Esposito is an experienced advocate who can help tip the balance towards smarter transportation policies in the Senate.”
“We urge all of New York State’s voters to make safe, complete streets a priority at the polls on Tuesday,” said StreetsPAC board member Peter Frishauf. “Whether it’s lower speed limits, wider implementation of speed cameras or reforming the DMV, legislators have a key role to play. We’re proud to back Dan, Michaelle and Adrienne.”
Here’s a round up of today’s StreetsPAC endorsees:
Dan Quart, Assembly District 73, Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay (Incumbent) – Dan Quart was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 in a special election, following eight years as a member of Manhattan Community Board 8, where he served as Transportation Committee co-chair. Quart has been a strong advocate for public transit, especially the rapid implementation of all remaining phases of the Second Avenue subway. He supports the MoveNY fair-tolling plan, and the complete-streets transformation of Manhattan’s Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Michaelle Solages, Assembly District 22, Elmont, Valley Stream, Floral Park, Franklin Square (Incumbent) – Michaelle Solages is seeking her second term in the Assembly. She’s introduced legislation that would require the State Comptroller to review and analyze the privatization of any public transit systems, such as the 2012 transfer of Nassau County’s bus service to a private operator, and has been an advocate for safety improvements on the Southern State Parkway. She’s committed to improving street safety around schools, including more crossing guards and Safe Routes to Schools programs, and plans to push the New York State Department of Transportation to make changes to the dangerous Exit 13 on the Southern State. She’ll also advocate for expanded and secure bike parking at Long Island Railroad stations in the 22nd District.
Adrienne Esposito, Senate District 3, Brookhaven, Patchogue, Islandia (Open Seat) – Adrienne Esposito, a longtime sustainability advocate and Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, is seeking an open seat currently held by Lee Zeldin, who’s running for Congress. Esposito has pledged to push for more funding for complete-streets initiatives, fight for expanded and improved mass-transit services, and champion transit-oriented development around Long Island Railroad stations in the 3rd District.
StreetsPAC will help elect its endorsed candidates with cash contributions and volunteer support.