2018 Candidate Endorsements

**The EQNY PAC is an independent entity whose mission it is to support LGBTQI New Yorker through election-related work, including this endorsement process.**

For more than 25 years, New York’s LGBTQI community has supported candidates for public office who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the issues important to our community. In a time when transgender rights are under attack and when a major political party has adopted the most anti-LGBTQI party platform ever, we must stand by our friends running for office. Equality NY PAC upholds the tradition of supporting pro-LGBTQI candidates across New York so that we can continue to move this great state forward to support and protect all LGBTQI people. Please take a moment to contribute to the PAC here.


Support the Candidates who support our communities throughout New York State.

The 2018 EQNY PAC Endorsements

2018 NY Statewide Offices

  • Governor – Andrew Cuomo
  • Lieutenant Governor – Kathy Hochul
  • Attorney General – Tish James

2018 NY State Senate Candidates

The following candidates are our picks for NY State Senate and we strongly believe that their election will help LGBTQI related matters be addressed in Albany.

SD-7 Anna Kaplan SD-28 Liz Krueger
SD-8 John Brooks SD-29 Jose Serrano
SD-9 Todd Kaminsky SD-30 Brian Benjamin
SD-11 John C. Liu SD-31 Robert Jackson
SD-12 Michael Gianaris SD-33 Gustavo Rivera
SD-13 Jessica Ramos SD-34 Alessandra Biaggi
SD-14 Leroy Comrie SD-35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins
SD-16 Toby Ann Stavisky SD-36 Jamaal Bailey
SD-19 Roxanne Persaud SD-45 Emily Martz
SD-20 Zellnor Myrie SD-53 Rachel May
SD-21 Kevin Parker SD-55 Jennifer Lunsford
SD-22 Andrew Gounardes SD-56 Jeremy Cooney
SD-25 Velmanette Montgomery SD-60 Carima El-Behairy
SD-26 Brian Kavanaugh SD-63 Tim Kennedy
SD-27 Brad Hoylman

2018 NY State Assembly Candidates

The following candidates are our picks for NY State Assembly and we strongly believe that their election will help LGBTQI related matters be addressed in Albany.

AD-1 Fred Thiel AD-79 Michael Blake
AD-4 Steve Engelbright AD-80 Nathalia Fernandez
AD-6 Philip Ramos AD-81 Jeffrey Dinowitz
AD-11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre AD-82 Michael Benedetto
AD-13 Charles Lavine AD-83 Carl Heastie
AD-22 Michaella Solages AD-84 Carmen E. Arroyo
AD-24 David Weprin AD-86 Victor Pichardo
AD-25 Nily Rozic AD-87 Karines Reyes
AD-26 Edward Braunstein AD-88 Amy Paulin
AD-28 Andrew Hevesi AD-89 Gary Pretlow
AD-29 Alicia Hyndman AD-90 Nader Sayegh
AD-31 Michele Titus AD-92 Thomas Abinanti
AD-32 Vivian Cook AD-93 David Buchwald
AD-34 Michael DenDekker AD-95 Sandy Galef
AD-35 Jeffrion Aubry AD-96 Kenneth Zebrowski
AD-36 Aravella Simotas AD-97 Ellen Jaffee
AD-37 Catherine T. Nolan AD-99 no endorsement
AD-39 Catalina Cruz AD-100 Aileen Gunther
AD-42 Rodneyse Bichotte AD-101 Chad McEvoy
AD-44 Robert Carroll AD-102 Aiden O’Connor Jr.
AD-50 Joseph Lentol AD-103 Kevin Cahill
AD-51 Felix Ortiz AD-108 John McDonald
AD-52 Jo Anne Simon AD-109 Patricia Fahy
AD-53 Maritza Davila AD-110 Phillip G. Steck
AD-54 Erik Dilan AD-116 Addie Jenne
AD-55 Latrice Walker AD-123 Donna Lupardo
AD-57 Walter Mosley AD-125 Barbara Lifton
AD-65 Yuh-Line Niou AD-127 Al Stirpe
AD-66 Deborah Glick AD-128 Pamela Hunter
AD-67 Linda Rosenthal AD-129 William Magnarelli
AD-68 Robert Rodriguez AD-136 Jamie Romeo
AD-69 Danny O’Donnell AD-138 Harry Bronson
AD-70 Inez Dickens AD-141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes
AD-72 Carmen De La Rosa AD-142 Patrick Burke
AD-73 Dan Quart AD-143 Monica Wallace
AD-74 Harvey Epstein AD-144 Joseph DiPasquale
AD-75 Richard Gottfried AD-146 Karen M. McMahon
AD-76 Rebecca Seawright AD-147 Luke Wochensky
AD-77 Latoya Joyner AD-149 Sean Ryan
AD-78 Jose Rivera AD-150 Judith S. Einach

2018 Federal Candidates

At a time when the Federal Government has taken so many actions that negatively impact LGBTQI people and our families, we believe these candidates can help steer policy towards equality and justice for all.

We support the following candidates for U.S. House of Representatives to represent the needs of LGBTQI New Yorkers in Washington, D.C.:

NY-1
Perry Gershon
NY-15
Jose Serrano
NY-2
Liuba Grechen Shirley
NY-16
Eliot Engel
NY-3
Thomas Suozzi
NY-17
Nita Lowey
NY-4
Kathleen Rice
NY-18
Sean Patrick Maloney
NY-5
Gregory Meeks
NY-19
Antonio Delgado
NY-6
Grace Meng
NY-20
Paul Tonko
NY-7
Nydia Velazquez
NY-21
Tedra Cobb
NY-8
Hakeem Jeffries
NY-22
Anthony Brindisi
NY-9
Yvette Clarke
NY-23
Tracy Mitrano
NY-10
Jerrold Nadler
NY-24
Dana Balter
NY-11
Max Rose
NY-25
Joe Morelle
NY-12
Carolyn Maloney
NY-26
Brian Higgins
NY-13
Adriano Espaillat
NY-27
Nate McMurray
NY-14
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We support the following candidate for U.S. Senate to represent the needs of LGBTQI New Yorkers in Washington, D.C.:

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand