On February 1st, State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz endorsed Sandra Ung for City Council in District 20. As the first endorsement by an elected official in the race to replace Councilmember Koo, the endorsement shows the growing momentum behind Sandra Ung’s campaign.
Sandra Ung and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz joined together for a PPE giveaway and to speak to local residents about the pressing issues facing District 20 in the June primaries.
Upon endorsing, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz said, “Sandra has spent most of her career fighting to improve the lives of those around her. Her bold leadership and years of public service gives me the confidence that she will continue to challenge the inequities of marginalized communities in Queens. I am proud to endorse Sandra Ung for City Council because she has the experience and foresight to lead New York into a brighter future.”
Sandra Ung said, “Since she was elected to the NYS Assembly, Catalina has been a leader in the fight for policies and legislation that provide equitable opportunities for immigrant communities. I’m so proud to have earned her endorsement and look forward to working with her to build an economy that works for all New Yorkers.”
Having spent over a decade as a community advocate, Sandra has quickly consolidated community support behind her campaign. As a first time candidate and the only woman in the race, she raised the second largest amount of funds in Queens from over 500 donors.
Sandra’s experience in government and as a nonprofit attorney defending victims of domestic violence already earned her the endorsements of a large slate of unions, including SEIU 32BJ, CWA District 1, NYSNA, HTC, DC 37 and Teamsters Local 831, as well as 21 in ‘21.