• Seamus Campbell

Briget Rein Submits Over 1.6K Petition Signatures

Brooklyn, New York: City Council candidate Briget Rein today submitted 1,689 petition signatures to the New York City Board of Elections - six times the number required to get on the ballot. Among them, 875 signatures came from volunteers from the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) and 771 signatures came from volunteers from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).

“I can hardly believe that we were able to get almost 1,700 people to sign petitions to get me on the June ballot,” said Briget Rein. “With everything going on with COVID and the shortened campaign timeline, I know I could not have done it without the help of my dozens of ‘Briget for Brooklyn’ volunteers who have put in so much hard work - especially my brothers and sisters in both IND and UFT. Moreover, the support I got in collecting signatures from my friends Richie Alles, David Michaelson, and Kris Kohler; the Uniformed Fire Officers Association; LIUNA, Local 891; and the Central Labor Council is proof of the broad coalition of support I have going into June.

Rein continued, “I also have to give a huge thanks to my friend and mentor AFT President Randi Weingarten for coming out to help collect signatures and my attorney Howard Graubard for ensuring all of our petitions were done correctly. I am eternally grateful for all the hard work my team has put in and what they will continue to do throughout this campaign.”

270 valid signatures from registered Democrats from within the 39th Council District are required to appear on the primary ballot in June.