Wants to Ensure Bronx and Westchester Residents Receive the Progressive, Democratic Leadership They Deserve
“The moment Jeff Klein put Republicans in charge of the State Senate, he broke his word and betrayed the voters who elected him. We deserve better,” Oliver Koppell said. “Because of his actions, meaningful, progressive legislation that would improve the everyday lives of people across New York, has been watered down or blocked entirely.”
Oliver Koppell cited the lack of progressive action in the State Senate, and the fact that Jeff Klein empowered the minority Senate Republicans to run the Senate Chamber, as his main motivations for running in the 34th Senate District. During the two years Jeff Klein and the Senate Republicans have run the Senate Chamber, progressive action has stalled on a variety of issues. By refusing to stand with the majority Democratic Senators, Jeff Klein has effectively halted all action to achieve results on the issues voters overwhelmingly support.
“When a real minimum wage tied to inflation, greater access to education for immigrants, the protection of reproductive rights and meaningful ethics reform were all on the table, Jeff Klein merely paid public lip service, while privately blocking real progress on these important issues. Throughout my career, I’ve fought to improve the lives of working New Yorkers and their families, and its high time that was the mission of the Senator from the 34th district too,” Oliver Koppell concluded.
Oliver Koppell has served the voters of New York as a State Assemblyman, New York City Councilmember and as State Attorney General. While in the City Council he authored the Living Wage Law that stood up for the working men and women of New York. Prior to serving as the 61st Attorney General for the State of New York, Mr. Koppell represented the residents of the Bronx in the State Assembly where he was the Chair of the Judiciary Committee. Following his service in the State Assembly, Oliver Koppell was elected to the New York City Council where he served from 2002 to 2013.
For more information on Oliver Koppell’s campaign, \ visit: www.Oliverkoppell.com