Assemblyman Rodríguez endorses Carolyn B. Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

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Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez announced Thursday his support for Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, who is seeking reelection for New York’s 12th Congressional District.

In a joint statement, Rodríguez said that at a time when the city is in full reconstruction, the Big Apple needs the work of a person like Maloney who has a background with a history of closing both large and small projects. “That is why I am proud to endorse her for reelection,” he said.

Rodriguez added: “His track record of securing federal money for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue subway, his leadership in rehabilitating the East River esplanade, and fighting to include unprecedented federal funding for NYCHA under the Bipartisan Bill. of Infrastructure, shows us that Carolyn puts her District and constituents above all ”.

“When I think about the future of our city, including the expansion of the Second Avenue subway to 125th Street, the construction of an entire greenbelt around Manhattan, and the introduction of much-needed changes to NYCHA, these are things that just we can achieve with historical amounts of funds. Carolyn has proven time and again that she is the one who can do it, ”she said.

For her part, Representative Maloney not only thanked the East Harlem-raised state assemblyman for his support, but also mentioned that together they have fought and won battles in favor of New Yorkers, such as when they fought against large real estate companies to rescue the playground at Stanley Isaacs Towers.

“I look forward to continuing our work together to expand infrastructure projects such as completing Phase 2 of the Second Avenue subway,” said Maloney.

Jobs at the Second Avenue Subway station. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

District 12 includes most of the East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island and extends across the East River to the counties of Queens (including the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, and parts of Woodside) and Brooklyn (including Greenpoint).