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Teamsters Endorse Lynch for Queens City Council Seat

First Labor Endorsement in the Race

NEW YORK, NY – Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorsed Rebecca Lynch for City Council in Eastern Queens today. Lynch, who was born and raised in the district, entered the race on Thursday and is already building momentum.

This is the first labor endorsement in the competitive race. The powerful Teamsters union represents 120,000 workers in Downstate New York and has many members in the District 23 neighborhoods of Eastern Queens.

“Rebecca was raised in the labor movement and spent years fighting for Teamsters members,” said George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16. “She knows the challenges facing working families across our city and will be their advocate at City Hall. It’s not often that you have one of your own running for office and our members are motivated to elect Rebecca Lynch.”

“It is an honor to receive my first endorsement from Teamsters Joint Council 16,” said Rebecca Lynch. “I’m energized to have the full support of the Teamsters in my campaign, and look forward to working with Teamster members to ensure the 23rd Council District remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Rebecca Lynch is a tireless advocate for working families and the communities of Eastern Queens. Most recently, she served as Assistant Commissioner for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, where her actions ensured that everyday New Yorkers had an opportunity to participate in New York City government. Prior to serving with the City, Rebecca worked for Beaudoin & Company as an advocate for New York Teamsters and Building Trades local unions, promoting policies, electoral campaigns, and city, state and federal legislation that defended working families and increased economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

In her community, Rebecca promoted greater civic engagement and Democratic values as a District Leader for the 24th Assembly District and the Eleanor Roosevelt Regular Democratic Club. She also served as a longtime volunteer for a number of local institutions including the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck and the Alley Pond Environmental Center.

Rebecca is an alumna of P.S. 186 in Bellerose, M.S. 67 in Little Neck, Townsend Harris High School, and Colby College, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Government and served as president of Colby Hillel, a group celebrating and promoting Jewish life on campus. A life-long New Yorker, Rebecca proudly calls Glen Oaks home.

Teamsters Joint Council 16 is made up of 26 local unions with members in a range of industries, including transportation, warehousing, sanitation, public housing, deliveries, and airlines.