Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Board Meeting: April 2, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 10:19am.

Candidates in order of appearance

7th Congressional District, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez.

Arthur Schwartz, candidate for the 66th Assembly District.
NOTE While the incumbent Deborah Glick did not attend, several Board members expressed support for her, discussing her leadership role on women's issues, and her willingness to challenge Speaker Hastie. They indicated she was effective in fighting developers seeking to open the waterfront to development.

After discussion, the Board voted to table a vote for Assembly endorsement until after a schedule debate on Thursday, April 6.

Tom Suozzi, Congressional Candidate, 3rd Congressional District

12th Congressional District, Carolyn Maloney

Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer, though not up for re-election, also discussed supporting Candles for Clemency and her willingness to visit Judith Clark in prison, noting she has been to Bedford Hills prison several times. She endorsed increased hiring for local police. She defended reappointing long-term community board members indicating their experience increased the Community Board's effectiveness. She discussed her support for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning, but opposition to the Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), indicating that ZQA enables the creation of buildings out of context with communities.

Members were encouraged to attend fund raisers this weekend for Laurie Cumbo and the Queens Democratic Club

Club President Allen Roskoff reported that the Campaign Finance Control Board had reviewed the club's financial records going back to 2005 and found no issues. There was discussion regarding the new requirements for political club PAC's mandating more intense record keeping.

Candidate 13th Congressional District: Keith Wright

29th State Senate District: Jose Serrano

52nd Assembly District: Jo Anne Simon
Candidate 12th Congressional District: Peter Linder,

36th District State Senate: Catherine Assante

Candidate 13th Congressional District: Keith Wright, Clyde Williams

73rd Assembly District: Dan Quart

Candidate for 13th Congressional District: Adriano Espaillat

33rd Senate District: Gustavo Rivera

Endorsements:

3rd Congressional District: Tom Suozzi Unanimous
7th Congressional District: Nydia Velasquez Unanimous
12th Congressional District: Carolyn Maloney Unanimous
13th Congressional District: Keith Wright Unanimous
29th State Senate District: Jose M. Serano Unanimous
52nd Assembly District: Jo Anne Simon 80% in favor, 20% abstention
73rd Assembly District: Dan Quart Unanimous
33rd Senate District: Gustavo Rivera

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15pm

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Erik Bottcher
  9. Robin Byrd
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Christian Campbell
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  28. Hon. Herman Farrell
  29. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  30. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  31. Dan Gettleman
  32. Jason Goldman
  33. Emily Jane Goodman
  34. Hon. Mark Green
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Phillip McCarthy
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. David Mansur
  49. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  50. Troy Masters
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Hon. Paul Newell
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. America Olivo
  59. Noah Pfefferbilt
  60. Josue Pierre
  61. Bob Pontarelli
  62. Billy Porter
  63. Hon. Keith Powers
  64. Randy Rainbow
  65. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  68. Maer Roshan
  69. Toby Russo
  70. Bill Samuels
  71. James Sansum
  72. Scott Sartiano
  73. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  74. Lynn Schulman
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. Anne Strahle
  80. Hon. Scott Stringer
  81. Wayne Sunday
  82. Hon. Bill Thompson
  83. JD Thompson
  84. Bjorn Thorstad
  85. Hon. Matt Titone
  86. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  87. Sam Underwood
  88. Jessica Walter
  89. Patricia Nell Warren
  90. Wil Weder
  91. Seth Weissman
  92. Mel Wymore
  93. Emma Wolfe
  94. Hon. Keith Wright
  95. Zephyr Teachout