BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. ENDORSES SCOTT STRINGER FOR COMPTROLLER

Diaz calls Stringer, "a strong reformer for our city."

December 12, 2012 - Bronx, NY - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today met Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer at Riverdale Diner to endorse his candidacy for New York City Comptroller.

"Scott Stringer has the experience and leadership skills to be a strong reformer for our city," said Diaz. "There is a reason we've seen endorsements from elected officials pouring out across the city these last few weeks - because no one is more qualified than Scott be New York City's next comptroller. He has always stood up for working families and I know he will continue to fight for all of our city's diverse communities."

"I am honored to have the support of my friend and fellow borough president," said Stringer. "Ruben has fought tirelessly to protect New York's immigrants and working families and will be an invaluable partner in serving our city. "I look forward to working with him in promoting economic development and making sure that all residents have the same opportunity to succeed."

Elected in 2009, Diaz previously worked with Stringer in the New York State Assembly. As borough presidents, Diaz and Stringer have worked together on a number of issues, including reforming Community Educational Councils to increase parental engagement in public education, and protecting residents from fraudulent schemes related to Section 8 housing vouchers.

Scott Stringer has represented Manhattan as borough president since 2006. During this time, Stringer has been a champion of working families and small businesses, and has worked to help parents combat classroom overcrowding. Stringer has made transportation and infrastructure a major priority, hosting large conferences to examine and discuss possible solutions to ensuring a real five borough transportation agenda, including the creation of infrastructure banks and innovative public-private partnerships.

Stringer has also made immigrant rights a top priority of his office, establishing an Immigrant Rights Task Force starting his first year in office and producing the city's first Immigrant Rights and Services Manual, a comprehensive resource on the legal rights and public benefits and programs available to immigrants.

For more information on Stringer's candidacy, please visit www.Stringer2013.com.