Fernando Cabrera, the pastor and college professor who's running for City Council in the 14th District, was endorsed this morning by Dominican-American Assemblymen Adriano Espaillat and Jose Peralta.
In a press release sent out by Cabrera's campaign, Espaillat, who represents parts of Upper Manhattan, said:
For over 20 years, Dr. Cabrera has provided outstanding service to the 14th District including counseling services to residents in need and has worked to improve the environment through community clean-up efforts. I am most impressed by his community action against violence, the youth leadership programs he has created, and the free drug rehabilitation services he has helped provide to constituents. I am proud to endorse him.Cabrera said he was "truly humbled and proud to receive the endorsement of two of New York’s most distinguished Assemblymen."
UPDATE: So the rumors (posted in the comments section of this post and others) that the Working Families Party is no longer supporting Cabrera appear to be false. In a telephone interview, Dan Levitan, a WFP spokesman, called them "ridiculous" and "completely untrue." He said Cabrera's "on the list of people that we're really excited about."