With the midterm General Election set for Nov. 5, all three state-wide offices are contested this year. While we announce our endorsements for Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General this week, next week, we list endorsements for Congress, State Senate and State Assembly.
New York State Governor
As we stated in our endorsements for the primary election in September, Andrew Cuomo has done an admirable job in restoring a level of integrity back to the office of Governor. Cuomo, a Queens native, has made a priority of improving the State since his 2010 election and the State Legislature is less dysfunctional now than it was when Cuomo took over. We believe that the incumbent Governor has proven himself as an effective executive and has the potential to make New York State even better with another four years.
The Queens Tribune endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor.
Since 2007, New York State has had a Comptroller who has executed his duties with integrity and provided leadership for the State’s fiscal resources. A public servant for more than 20 years, Tom DiNapoli has dutifully served the State as Comptroller, advocating for budget and debt reform throughout the State to give New Yorkers a more secure financial future. We continue to be impressed with his efforts to ensure transparency with the State’s pension fund and his decision to remain vocal about government inefficiency, which recently led to the arrest of yet another Queens elected official. DiNapoli’s dedication to the position of Comptroller has not gone unnoticed and we believe he has more than earned another term in the position.
The Queens Tribune endorses Tom DiNapoli for Comptroller.
State Attorney General
Eric Schneiderman has created a lot of news in his first term as State Attorney General. From his efforts to prosecute elected officials who have seemingly not been serving in the best interest of the public to his efforts to prosecute companies who have attempted to take advantage of the victims of Superstorm Sandy, Schneiderman has certainly grown into the position over the last four years. With all due respect to his opponent, Republican John Cahill, who is a qualified candidate that made several valid points over the course of the campaign, we believe that the position will continue to be in good hands with the incumbent.
The Queens Tribune endorses Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General.