The New York League of Humane Voters, the state’s largest and most influential animal rights group with an active membership in Northeast Queens, has endorsed City Council District 19 candidate Kevin Kim for tomorrow’s election.
“The New York League of Humane Voters is proud to support Kevin Kim for his candidacy for City Council,” said NYLHV Executive Director John Phillips. “While his opponent has troubling associations with the mistreatment of animals, Kevin has given us the confidence that he will do everything he can to defend animal rights. We wholeheartedly support him.”
“The League of Humane Voters’ tradition of compassionate, principled advocacy is one that I’m proud to have behind me,” Kim said.
Kim is currently the Deputy Director of Community Affairs for Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) and is running on a platform of improving education and preserving the low-density, clean and quiet residential character of Northeast Queens neighborhoods.
Kim is also endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, United Firefighters Association, the Citizens Union good government group and the Jewish Press newspaper.
Unlike his opponent, Kim has also been endorsed by many elected officials that he’d have to work with as a Council Member, like Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Borough President Helen Marshall, Congressman Gary Ackerman, Comptroller Nominee John Liu, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Senate President Malcolm Smith, and Assemblymembers Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Rory Lancman, Grace Meng, Nettie Mayersohn and Michael Gianaris. With those who haven’t endorsed Kim, the Democrat has pledged to work cooperatively in order to get the goals of the community achieved.