I'd like to thank the members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club for their strong show of support in last night's endorsement vote. I received 55 percent of votes cast after two rounds of balloting.
Gertrude Stein Club members are some of the city’s most politically active and involved residents. Getting the support of a majority of members shows the strength of our grassroots efforts. Stein Club members reflect the great diversity of our city, and last night’s vote reflects the broad, citywide reach of my campaign.
The Stein Club has pushed the District to the forefront of human rights and equality issues. As a Council member, I look forward to partnering with Stein to ensure we remain an example across the country. I have a longstanding track record of taking a progressive approach to public policy, whether it be supporting marriage equality, tackling our city’s growing income inequality, or giving our hard-working residents the ability to take sick leave and not lose their jobs.