Bay Ridge Democrats endorse Gentile for district attorney
Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has set his sights on becoming the next district attorney of Brooklyn, has picked up an endorsement in his own backyard. Leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats announced that they are backing Gentile for DA.
The club announced a slate of endorsements in citywide, borough wide and local races on May 11.
In a statement, McCreight said his club decided to endorse Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) in the race for DA because of his longstanding service to the community and his experience as a prosecutor.
Gentile served as an assistant district attorney in Queens before entering politics in the mid-1990s. He won a state Senate seat in 1996 and won his City Council seat in 2003.