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NY-St. Sen-District 27: Follow Brad Hoylman!

This is my first diary post in awhile, but it is undoubtedly my most important one. I’m writing today to give you all an update on an important New York State Senate race, where we have an opportunity to elect a solid progressive in the mold of his predecessor, LGBT hero Senator Tom Duane.  The candidate is Brad Hoylman.  Brad, the three term chairman of Community Board 2 in Lower Manhattan, is running in the 27th Senate District with the endorsements of Senator Duane, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Nydia Velazquez, and a whole host of local legislators, labor unions, and civic organizations.

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I've known Brad and his partner David for years. I just celebrated the one year birthday of their daughter Silvia with them. And I know Brad is perfect for the job. A Rhodes Scholar, Brad brings intelligence mixed with a real dedication to public service that is desperately needed in Albany. His priorities are campaign finance reform, fighting for a living wage for all New Yorkers, and making sure transgender individuals in New York get the protection they need with the Gender Non-Discrimination Act.  He will make sure that he puts progressive New York values first.

Yes, I’m writing to you as a volunteer of the campaign, but I’m not soliciting any donations (of course, you can always do that). All I’m asking for you to do is check out what Brad is all about by clicking “like” on his Facebook page here: or following him on Twitter: It’ll take a second of your time.

Progressives need to rally around Hoylman to bring substantive reforms and change in Albany. We need a champion of labor, LGBT rights, and someone who can stand up to stop and frisk. I am confident he will do the west side of Manhattan proud.

Daily Kos’ mission is to elect better Democrats, and in this respect, Brad Hoylman goes above and beyond. Please join me in following the campaign on Facebook and Twitter!

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