Allen Roskoff,

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2016

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club released its list of endorsements in the September 13 primary races for State Assembly and Senate, Civil and Supreme Court Justices, and Democratic State Committee Members. 


Allen Roskoff, President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club issued the following statement, “Jim Owles takes our endorsement process very seriously. Our candidates go through an intense interview process. Our concerns range from abortion rights, death penalty, LGBT equality, police brutality, tenant protections, income equality and the demand for clemency. We are proud to announce our candidates for 2016"

 We made no endorsement in the 9th and 16th Congressional District primaries where Rep. Yvette Clarke and  Rep. Eliot Engel and are running for re-election. They were not endorsed in part due to their failure to support "Candles for Clemency" which demands the governor issue clemencies to the elderly and infirm to prevent their having to die in prison. We will keep our attention focused on their being contested in future years. 

 In Manhattan’s 9th Civil Court District we strongly oppose the re-election of Civil Court Judge Lori Sattler. We also oppose her bid to be elevated to the State Supreme Court. Judge Sattler is best known for slamming a mother for having an abortion in a child custody case. Her lawyer, Emily Jane Goodman exclaimed in court " I think the very idea of the potential of using, against a woman in a child custody case, the fact that she may have had an abortion sets women’s rights and the rights of choice back in a way that I can’t imagine this court would want to be associated,” Goodman said. We agree and find an endorsement of Sattler a vote against abortion rights.For further information please see:


State Assembly:

29 Alicia Hyndman
33 Natasha Williams *
39 Francisco Moya
40 Ron Kim
42 Rodneyse Bichotte
44 Robert Carroll *
46 Pamela Harris
52 Jo Anne Simon
55 Latrice Walker
61 Matthew Titone
65 Jennifer Rajkumar*
66 Deborah Glick
70 Inez Dickens*
71 Herman “Denny” Farrell
72 Carmen Dela Rosa
73 Dan Quart
75 Richard Gottfried
76 Rebecca Seawright
78 José Rivera
79 Michael Blake
86 Victor Pichardo
87 Luis Sepúlveda


State Senate

10 Adrienne Adams*
14 Leroy  Comrie
18 Debbie Medina*
19 Roxanne Persaud
27 Brad Hoylman
28 Liz Krueger
29 José Serrano
31 Robert Jackson*
33 Gustavo Rivera

 * The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club believes that the Independent Democratic Caucus has caused a great deal of harm to the state’s ability to pass progressive legislation including tenant protections and rent regulations, which disproportionately impact on the working poor.  We believe that the IDC are the cause of the state’s failure to pass the GENDA legislation and to outlaw Conversion Therapy of LGBT youth. To this end we will refrain from supporting any members of the Independent Democratic Caucus. 


US Congress

3  Tom Suozzi*
5  Gregory Meeks
6  Grace Meng
7  Nydia Velazquez
8  Hakeem Jeffries
9  No Endorsement: Yvette Clarke
10 Jerry Nadler
11 Richard Reinhard
13 Adriano Espaillat*
14 Joseph Crowley
15 José Serrano
16 No Endorsement: Eliot Engel



Kings Countywide Civil Court: Consuelo Mallafre Melendez
Kings County Civil Court, 5th DistricT: Jill Epstein
New York Countywide Civil Court: Josh Handshaft
New York County Civil Court, 2nd District: Margaret Chan
New York County Civil Court, 4th District: Judy Kim
New York County Civil Court, 6th District: Sabrina Kraus
New York County Civil Court, 7th District: No Endorsement: Lori Sattler


State Committee:

42nd AD Josue Pierre*
57th AD Olanike Alabi
65th AD Dodge Landesman*
66th AD Ben Yee*


*Indicates that candidate is not an incumbent



  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. Noah Pfefferbilt
  59. Josue Pierre
  60. Bob Pontarelli
  61. Billy Porter
  62. Hon. Keith Powers
  63. Randy Rainbow
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  66. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  67. Maer Roshan
  68. Toby Russo
  69. Bill Samuels
  70. James Sansum
  71. Scott Sartiano
  72. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  73. Lynn Schulman
  74. Frank Selvaggi
  75. Rev. Al Sharpton
  76. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  77. Tom Smith
  78. Anne Strahle
  79. Hon. Scott Stringer
  80. Wayne Sunday
  81. Hon. Bill Thompson
  82. JD Thompson
  83. Hon. Matt Titone
  84. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  85. Sam Underwood
  86. Jessica Walter
  87. Patricia Nell Warren
  88. Wil Weder
  89. Seth Weissman
  90. Mel Wymore
  91. Emma Wolfe
  92. Hon. Keith Wright
  93. Zephyr Teachout