Assemblyman Gjonaj delivers highest number of petition signatures for Bronx County
To appear on the Democratic Primary ballot, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj's campaign for City Council delivered 6,094 petition signatures to the City's Board of Elections office.
This number confirms that Assemblyman Gjonaj delivered more petition signatures than any other political candidate in The Bronx.
New York State's Election Law requires candidates to obtain signatures of 5% of the registered voters in the district from the political party whose line they seek. To ensure his name is on the primary ballot the Assemblyman needed 450 voter signatures.
"I am grateful for the immense amount of support The Bronx has show me. My team and I are very proud of the hard work that was done to collect the 6,094 petition signatures that will put my name on the said Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj. ballot. The most important endorsement a candidate can receive is that of his neighbor. I would not have been able to do this without the dozens of volunteers who tirelessly knocked on doors and attended events to collect these signatures. I am incredibly thankful for their dedication to this campaign. The summer is just beginning and I look forward to continuing to meet with residents of District 13 to hear more about the issues that matter most to them,"
The delivery of these petitions comes at the heels of notable endorsements of Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj's campaign from the Bronx Democratic County Committee, the Council of Schools Supervisions and Administrators, Steamfitters Local 638, CSEA and 32BJ SEIU.
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj is running for City Council to represent The Bronx’s 13th District. He currently represents the 80th Assembly District, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Allerton, Bedford Park, Morris Park, Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway and Van Nest. He serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Micro Business and is a member of several committees: Banks; Local Governments; Real Property Taxation; Small Business; Tourism, Parks, and Sports Development; and Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and his family stand by as his son, Nicholas, adds his signature to the stack of designating petitions. (L-R) Roza Gjonaj, Joseph Gjonaj (16), Nicholas Gjonaj (18), Assemblyman Gjonaj, Roberta Gonaj.