Southern Brooklyn city councilmember Mark Treyger endorsed Senator Andrew Gounardes for re-election as they greeted Pre-K students and families at P.S. 205. Citing their shared vision to provide the best possible public education to children and service to the community, Councilman Treyger reaffirmed his confidence in Senator Gounardes as his choice for State Senate. Councilman Treyger endorsed Senator Gounardes in 2018 and Andrew earned the Councilman’s continued support by upholding his education policy promises in Albany.
In Senator Gounardes’ first term, he was appointed to the State Senate Education Committee where he advocated for effective policies in the service of southern Brooklyn’s children, including special education equity, pertinent climate change education, and the need for quality, free higher education for New Yorkers desiring to better themselves and their communities. He also helped pass a 2019 budget that provided $1 billion more in funding for public education over the previous year and helped fight against any education cuts during the COVID crisis.
Councilman Treyger said: “As the Chair of the City Council’s Education Committee, I am grateful to have Senator Gounardes fighting for our students and school communities in Albany. He has shone a light on the manifold challenges faced by students with disabilities and their families, and continues to work to fully fund our schools, as mandated under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity decision over a decade ago. I am proud to endorse Senator Gounardes for re-election. We need his leadership now more than ever.”
Senator Andrew Gounardes said: “Councilman Treyger has a powerful commitment to provide a world-class education for New York City’s children since his days as a public school teacher. During this crisis, he has shown tenacity standing up for students, parents, teachers and school staffers. I am proud to have his endorsement and his confidence, and together, we will keep fighting to improve and invest in our public schools so every student has a chance to succeed.”