Nick Perry endorses Monique Chandler-Waterman as his successor
Newly appointed United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Nick Perry has endorsed Caribbean American community activist Monique Chandler-Waterman as his likely successor in New York State’s 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn, New York, a position he has held for several years.
Perry is expected to take up his post in Kingston soon, becoming the first Jamaican to serve as US Ambassador to Jamaica.
He supported Chandler-Waterman, the daughter of Barbadian and Jamaican immigrants, at his campaign launch event in the heart of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community.
“I am proud to support Monique as the next Member of the Assembly, and I know that the district will be in good hands. She is a natural leader in every sense of the word and her roots run deep in this community. – Pear
“Monique is the best of us, and she will fight to ensure everyone has access to quality public schools, affordable housing and community health care,” the veteran politician said.
Chandler-Waterman said she was “so honored” to receive Perry’s endorsement, adding “I’m running to make sure my friends and neighbors in East Flatbush, Canarsie and Brownsville have their fair share of safe streets, good schools and affordable housing.
“I have always pushed Brooklyn forward as an advocate, activist and will do so as your next Assemblyman,” added Chandler-Waterman, whose campaign launch was attended by Mercedes. Narcisse, New York City Council member, born in Haiti, and New York, born in Trinidad. York State Assemblyman Jaime Williams.
“Monique knows the struggles of a working parent and what it means to stand up for her community without fear,” said Narcisse, the newly elected representative for the council’s 46th district in Brooklyn. “I’m proud to be alongside him in this race.”
Williams, who represents Brooklyn’s 59th Assembly District, said “through her years of working on anti-gun violence efforts and addressing food insecurity in all of our communities, Monique has made the work.
“When you call Monique, Monique is there. She lived her life and raised her family with the belief that community comes first. And that’s why I’m proud to support Monique Chandler-Waterman for the New York State Assembly in the 58th District,” she added.