New York, NY – With the coronavirus and a hundred-year pandemic hitting the borough of Queens the hardest, the Borough President race has been rescheduled a couple of times.
Many candidates, including union candidate Elizabeth Crowley had to revamp their campaigns to do more virtual and phone outreach. Crowley has the most union endorsements with more than 20 construction and uniformed trades supporting her campaign.
Says Crowley, “As a union painter, I know firsthand the struggles workers face in this day and age and will make it a priority to ensure fair wages and safe working conditions for all. I am proud to be endorsed by more than 20 construction and uniform trades unions.”
Crowley is a trade union member, having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005 with a degree in restorative painting. She joined and has been a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and is a powerful advocate for union rights.
Born and raised in Queens as the 14th of 15 children, Elizabeth has always known how to fight for her fair share. She is no stranger to politics and hard work, her father was Walter Crowley, a City Councilmember and former Queens congressman Joseph Crowley is her cousin.
She served as a New York City Councilmember for 10 years until 2018 for the most Republican district in Queens, as the only Democrat and woman to win that district. As Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee she helped improve the 911 system and fought the closing of firehouses throughout our neighborhoods.
Currently she is advocating for the increased expansion and access of public transportation for Queens residents, as well as creating and maintaining good Union jobs for the borough.
As a single mother, she raised two sons in the Queens public school system.
The Queens Borough President Election is Tuesday, June 23.