teachers’ union endorsed Council Speaker Corey Johnson for city comptroller

The teachers’ union supported Council Speaker Corey Johnson for city comptroller.

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew on Wednesday said, “specifically, our boards noted Corey Johnson’s long-term backing of public education and his capacity to make regional government work in the interest of working families.”

Johnson, the councilman addressing parts of Manhattan’s lower West Side and Midtown, has been the head of the council since 2018.

The Council Speaker wanted to run for mayor yet exited last September, refering to psychological wellness challenges including misery.

He was a late passage into the race for comptroller — however he has piled up the supports of a portion of the other significant unions addressing the public authority and private area labor force alongside the UFT including: the Hotel Trades Council, District Council 37, and SEIU Locals 1199 and 32 BJ and Transport Workers Union.

Among the other Democratic up-and-comers in the race incorporate previous monetary columnist and media anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander, Queens Assemblyman David Weprin, Harlem Sen. Brian Benjamin, Brooklyn Sen. Kevin Parker and previous Marine Zachary Iscol.

The victor will succeed current city Comptroller Scott Stringer, who is term-restricted and running for mayor. The UFT embraced Stringer for mayor and has remained by him after a previous mission volunteer blamed the comptroller for sexual offense during an earlier mission twenty years prior. Stringer denied the case evened out by Jean Kim.

The essential decisions for city races including comptroller will be held June 22.