The Working Families Party on Thursday is set to endorse Democratic congressional candidate Mondaire Jones for a suburban New York City House seat.
“As a candidate who grew up on food stamps and with a Section 8 voucher, Mondaireknows firsthand that this country does not work for working people. That’s why he’s championing ideas that will transform the lives of millions of working Americans: student debt cancellation, Medicare for All, and deeply affordable housing for all” said New York Working Families Party State Director Sochie Nnaemeka in a statement.
“We need more representatives like Mondaire who personally understand the urgency of bold, progressive change. Residents of Rockland and Westchester have the opportunity to elect a progressive champion come June—and that’s why the Working Families Party is proud to endorse Mondaire Jones today.”
Jones is running for seat being vacated by Rep. Nita Lowey, a longtime Democratic lawmaker who is retiring at the end of the current term.
There is a crowded primary that was launched when Lowey announced she would not seek re-election; Jones had previously announced his campaign before her announcement was made.
The endorsement from the WFP ahead of the June primary vote rounds out a slate of progressive nods he's received, including the backing of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.