For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013Contact: Nathan Smith | 718-612-4453 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators Endors-esAustin Shafran for City Council
Shafran gains fourth labor endorsement of campaign following strong firstcampaign filingNortheast Queens, NY
—Today CSA,which represents over 6,000 principals and assistant principals, as well as over 6,400 retirees, announced its endorsement of Democrat Austin Shafranfor City Council. This represnets the latest in a series of endorsements from prominent labor unions for Shafran, which coupled with his strong initial filing this month demonstrate the cam- paign’s growing momentum and support within the district and across the city.
Ernest Logan, President of CSA
said, “Austin comes from a family of educators and un-derstands the needs of our students, teachers and administrators. We know that no one will fightharder to help our members continue to improve our schools. Just as great schools begin withgreat leaders, great government needs great leadership and Austin is that leader,” Logan conclud-ed.
, candidate for City Council (CD-19)
said,“As someone who wasraised in a family of educators and worked in classrooms across our city, I know that it takes avillage to educate a child. That’s why I am honored to receive the support of CSA, which has a proud tradition as one of the education community’s leading organizations. Great schools lead togreat opportunities for our students, and that is a priority I will fight to enhance and advance on behalf of all families as a member of the City Council. I look forward to working with the schooladministrators in my district to make sure they have the resources they need to make the schoolsof Northeast Queens the best in the city.”In addition to the most recent endorsement by CSA, Shafran has earned the endorsement of theTeamsters Joint Council 16, which represents over 120,000 workers from 29 local unions,UFCW local 1500, representing over 30,000 supermarket workers and retail food workers in New York City, and local 32BJ SEIU, which represents over 70,000 property service workers in New York .Shafran most recently served in Governor Cuomo’s Administration as Vice President of PublicAffairs for the state’s economic development agency, where he played a significant role in exe-cuting the Governor’s aggressive job growth and small business development agenda. In this ca- pacity, Shafran helped to foster the growth of tens of thousands of new jobs and local businesses,