August 10, 2018 Press Release

Assemblymember Thomas Abinanti Endorses Cynthia Nixon for Governor

Cynthia and Abinanti also visited the Governor Mario M. Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge to discuss transparency issues surrounding the Governor’s project

NEW YORK, NY — Assemblymember Thomas Abinanti endorsed Cynthia Nixon’s bid for governor at the Greenburgh Health Fair today citing her bold agenda that focuses on a New York for the many. Cynthia and Abinanti then traveled to Pierson Park where they discussed community concerns around the Governor Mario M. Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge. While at the bridge, Cynthia and the Assemblyman discussed the transparency issues surrounding the Governor’s project and the toll concerns that have plagued Westchester residents.

“Assemblymember Abinanti has proudly served 92nd assembly district and his community over the last seven years,” said Cynthia. “He is a true advocate for local issues and I am honored to have his endorsement and look forward to working with him in the assembly as governor. I share his concerns about the lack of transparency around Governor Mario M. Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge and I urge the Governor to release the relevant documents to the media immediately. I also share the Assemblymember’s concerns on the financial impact that cashless tolling has on so many middle class families.”

Abinanti is the Chairman of the Commission on Government Administration and is a member of the committees on Health, Judiciary, Codes, Election Law, Environmental Conservation, and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions. He represents the 92nd district which represents includes the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant, the villages of Ardsley, Elmsford, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, as well as parts of the Village of Briarcliff.

“I’m excited to welcome Cynthia to Greenburgh and endorse her for Governor,” said Assemblymember Abinanti. “She is independent – not beholden to big money or the political establishment. Everyday she walks and talks with average New Yorkers. She gets it and will make New York work for us. She will pass New York Medicare For All, act to preserve our environment, help people with special needs – and fill the potholes. She will stop the pay-to-play corruption in Albany. She won’t forget us.”

In recent weeks, Cynthia has been endorsed by key progressive leaders like congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, council member Brad Lander, Lt. Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, former Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Menchaca, Van Bramer and Reynoso, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, senate candidate Jessica Ramos, senate candidate Julia Salazar, senate candidate Robert Jackson, and a slate of elected officials in the Capital District and Hudson Valley. Nixon has also been endorsed by major progressive groups including Indivisible, New York City DSA, Buffalo DSA, Syracuse DSA, Brooklyn Young Democrats (BYD), the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), Indivisible Brooklyn, the Jewish Vote, Our Revolution, Justice Democrats, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Make the Road Action, New York Communities for Change, Citizen Action, the New York Progressive Action Network, 350 Action, and the Working Families Party.