State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced her endorsement of Sandra Ung for City Council in the 20th Council District. Nily Rozic represents the 25th Assembly District, which overlaps with a large portion of the 20th Council District. The Assemblywoman cited Sandra’s experience in nonprofits and in government as reasons for the endorsement.
The Assemblywoman’s endorsement shows the excitement behind Sandra Ung’s campaign to replace term-limited Councilman Peter Koo, who also endorsed Sandra just last week. With the endorsements of Congresswoman Grace Meng, Councilman Peter Koo, State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Sandra now has a coalition of support that cuts across the entire community and brings together local, state and federal officials.
Upon endorsing, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic said, “As we continue responding to the challenges that we have faced over the last year battling the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that the recovery efforts before us require leaders who have firsthand knowledge and experience of what our communities need to move forward. Sandra Ung’s unwavering dedication to serving her neighbors in Flushing through years of non-profit advocacy and government service have prepared her to serve as the next Council Member for the 20th District. I’m proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to continuing our work together uplifting Queens families.”
Sandra Ung said, “I am incredibly honored to have Assemblywoman Rozic’s endorsement. The Assemblywoman has been a champion for gender equality, and has passed critical legislation on pay equity and flexibility in the workplace. Her recent appointment as the Chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection is sure to be a major boon to consumers across New York. If elected, I look forward to working with the Assemblywoman to advance women’s and consumer rights in New York.”
If elected, Sandra Ung would be the first Asian American woman to represent Flushing in the City Council. Sandra has been a strong advocate for women’s rights and healthcare, including through her work to bring free mammograms to Flushing as State Committeewoman for the 40th Assembly District. After graduating from Columbia Law School, Sandra worked as an attorney at Sanctuary for Families, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence.
Sandra has worked as a staff member in the NYS Assembly and the New York City Comptroller’s office. For the last eight years, Sandra has worked in Congresswoman Grace Meng’s office handling constituent services and community outreach operations.
Sandra lives in Flushing where she is the primary caretaker for her two elderly parents.
Alongside the endorsements of the elected officials, Sandra has been endorsed by virtually every major labor union as well as numerous community leaders. Widely recognized as the candidate best positioned to deliver real legislative accomplishments for her district, Sandra is entering the final 90 days in a strong position.