The United Federation of Teachers, which represents nearly 200,000 New York City public schools educators and school-related professionals, endorsed Sandra Ung for City Council in District 20, citing her commitment to public service and advocacy for her community.
Sandra’s community-centered platform has received widespread support in the race to replace term-limited Councilmember Koo, including from unions that represent well over half a million New Yorkers and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz. As a first time candidate and the only woman in the race, Sandra raised the second most funds in the entire borough of Queens.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew said, “Sandra Ung has dedicated her career towards public service and as a member of the city council will give Queens school communities a voice.”
Sandra Ung said, “Public schools are the foundation of our community. UFT and its members work tirelessly to provide a good education to students across New York - I’m incredibly honored to have received this endorsement and will work with UFT to ensure that our schools continue to get the funding they need to allow all of our children to achieve their dreams.”
Sandra Ung is running to replace term-limited Councilmember Koo. A product of the public school system herself, Sandra attended P.S. 22, J.H.S. 189, Flushing High School, Hunter College, and Columbia Law School while growing up in Flushing.
Throughout her campaign, Sandra has been a strong voice in favor of expanding free after-school programs like tutoring and homework assistance so that every child can succeed in the classroom. With this endorsement, Sandra has established herself as the candidate best placed to protect our schools.
Sandra Ung has lived in Flushing since moving here as a child after escaping the genocide in Cambodia with her family. After graduating Columbia law school, she worked as a nonprofit attorney helping victims of domestic violence. She is currently a member of Congresswoman Grace Meng’s staff.