There is a run-off in this great city,and it is happening in less than two weeks. New Yorkers will have to go back to the polls to decide the winners in two citywide primaries, the races for comptroller and public advocate.

In the comptroller’s race, we endorsed John Liu. He is still our choice in the run-off. He is highly qualified and highly motivated. He brings to the table years of experience and the ability to make the office grow to new heights. Liu has been endorsed by dozens of organizations, political clubs and individuals, including 1199, Communication Workers of America-District 1, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO Transport Workers Union (TWU),Reverend Al Sharpton, Uniformed Firefighters Association, United Auto Workers, United Federation of Teachers and United Healthcare Workers East.

Liu’s record as a city council member showed he is able to work with across communities.His approach to broad-based coalition building adds to his wealth of knowledge of the office and the city. In the past, there were tensions between the Black and Asian communities. Liu has worked to build bridges and has a committed understanding. He is the best candidate and should be elected as our city comptroller.

VOTE BILL DE BLASIO FOR PUBLIC ADVOCATE

Bill de Blasio stunned everyone Tuesday when he beat Mark Green

in the primary. Green, a former public advocate who has also run unsuccessfully for mayor, senator and attorney general, should have had all the advantages, but the citizens of New York appear to be seeing things differently and gave de Blasio an eight-point edge in the primary. Unfortunately, he did not get the 40 percent needed to avoid a run-off. That is why it is so important that New Yorkers get out to the polls on September 29 to vote for de Blasio. De Blasio, a sitting council member from Brooklyn, will bring a fresh perspective to the public advocate’s office.He has been involved in politics on a local, state and federal level for years and brings a large coalition with him.

De Blasio initially got involved in his community through his work as a member of the local school board. He later got involved in the David Dinkins mayoral campaign.After the campaign, he worked in the Dinkins administration. In 1997, he left local government to serve as the regional director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for New York and New Jersey in the Clinton administration.

A two-term councilman, he was a loud voice against the illegal and self-serving move by Mayor Bloomberg to circumvent the term-limits law and as a council member, has been instrumental in helping reform ACS (Administration for Children’s Services) in addition to working on food stamp programs and rent protection for those that are economically vulnerable.

De Blasio is a man of great passion and wants to use the office to better the lives of all New Yorkers. He wants to make the government accountable for its actions.And to make sure that all New Yorkers receive the services they are entitled to and need. From school reform and making it easier to navigate the system, to reforming the government and helping those in need, Bill de Blasio is the man for this job at this time. We do not need Mark Green in office again. He had eight years, and that was enough. He has done nothing since he left office except try to get elected to something else, and that is indicative of his nature. He only thinks about the people of New York when he wants something.

Bill de Blasio wants to help New York, No Matter What. He has been involved and stayed involved.HE has worked hard as a council member and will work even harder as the public advocate.

That is why we are endorsing Bill de Blasio for public advocate of New York City.

Don’t forget to vote September 29.