BROOKLYN - Several prominent members of the Orthodox Jewish community announced their support today for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s run for Mayor of New York City.
De Blasio joined a group of individuals at the home of Mr. Shlomo Werdiger where he was joined in his support for Mr. de Blasio by Dr. David Diamond, Mr. Leon Goldenberg, Mr. Ralph Hertzka, Mr. Hashi Hertzka, Mr. Elly Kleinman, Mr. Yussi Rieder, and Mr. Reuven Wolf.
“Bill de Blasio has time and again been there for the frum community throughout his years in city government,” said Mr. Werdiger. “Whether it was fighting for resources for yeshivah families, helping countless charitable organizations tackle city bureaucracy, or always standing up in defense of the State of Israel, Mr. de Blasio has been a true and trusted friend to our community, and I proudly support him in this race.”
“Shlomo Werdiger, as well as the other community leaders here in this room, have done so much to advocate for the Jewish community and I am honored to have their support. The Orthodox Jewish community is a crucial part of this City, and has contributed so much to New York. I am proud to have represented this community for the past 12 years, and am eager to do so in City Hall.”