Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake received the endorsement of Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday as he vies for a Vice-Chair spot on the Democratic National Committee. Cuomo, in a statement, endorsed Blake along with NYC Congresswoman Grace Meng for DNC Executive Vice-Chair positions.
“At this time of heightened uncertainty in Washington, we need strong leaders like New York's own Rep. Grace Meng and Assemblyman Michael Blake on the DNC who will advance the principals of social and economic justice that built our middle class and the Democratic Party,” Governor Cuomo said. “These proven leaders will bring uncompromising integrity to the Executive Committee, as well as a depth and diversity of experience that is second to none. Working together, we will create good-paying jobs to drive our economy forward, ensure our country remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for immigrants, and create a path forward and upward for our nation’s middle class.”
Cuomo expanded on Blake saying he "has dedicated his career to improving the lives of others, with a focus on advancing economic development, education and equality for all. During his time in the Assembly, he has worked to create jobs by partnering with Small and Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprises, protecting and enhancing the rights of senior citizens, and creating pathways to opportunity for young people."
Blake, who had worked for former President Barack Obama from 2006-2014 in various roles, will be our guest this week on the program.