New York City holds primaries for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, five borough presidents, and 51 city council seats on June 22. As part of our in-depth coverage of the mayoral and comptroller elections, Ballotpedia has tracked Democratic primary endorsements from major local papers, members of Congress, and influential unions and groups.
Below, we highlight several endorsers’ picks in both the mayoral and comptroller primaries. We include endorsers from whom we found endorsements in both races. Endorsed mayoral candidates are listed first after the endorser, and endorsed comptroller candidates are listed second.
Ten of 23 endorsers listed below had unique endorsement pairings. Six backed Maya Wiley for mayor and Brad Lander for comptroller. Three endorsed Wiley for mayor and Corey Johnson for comptroller. Two endorsed Scott Stringer for mayor and Lander for comptroller. And two backed Stringer and Johnson.
New York Post: Eric Adams, Zach Iscol
The New York Times: Kathryn Garcia, Brad Lander
New York Daily News:Kathryn Garcia, David Weprin
Members of Congress
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.): Maya Wiley, Kevin Parker
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.): Eric Adams, Brian Benjamin
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.): Ray McGuire, David Weprin
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.): Scott Stringer, Brad Lander
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.): Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.): Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.): Eric Adams, David Weprin
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.): Andrew Yang, Corey Johnson
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.): Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
1199 SEIU: Maya Wiley, Corey Johnson
LiUNA! NY: Scott Stringer, Corey Johnson
New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council: Eric Adams, Corey Johnson
New York State Nurses Association: Maya Wiley, Corey Johnson
United Federation of Teachers: Scott Stringer, Corey Johnson
New York Working Families Party: Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
New York League of Conservation Voters: Kathryn Garcia, Corey Johnson
Stonewall Democrats of NYC: Scott Stringer, Brad Lander
Tenants PAC: Maya Wiley, Corey Johnson
New York Progressive Action Network: Maya Wiley, Brad Lander
Note: Many state legislators, local officials, and other groups and unions have issued endorsements in the races and are not included above. See our race coverage for more endorsements as well as links to endorsement lists on candidates’ campaign websites.
- Mayoral election in New York, New York (2021)
- Comptroller election in New York, New York (June 22, 2021, Democratic primary)