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Acting DA Gonzalez gets former borough president endorsement

August 24, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, right, with former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Photo courtesy of Eric Gonzalez for District Attorney
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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has received an endorsement from former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Gonzalez’s campaign announced Thursday.

“Eric Gonzalez has demonstrated his commitment to justice and I am confident Brooklynites will be served by his continued service as our Brooklyn district attorney,” Markowitz said in a statement.

Markowitz became borough president in 2002 after he served as a state senator for 22 years. As borough president, his achievements included multiple development projects that he supported, according to a New York Times report.

The Barclays Center, a Coney Island amphitheater and restoration of the Loew’s King Theater in Flatbush are among the projects.

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“I am so honored to receive the endorsement of Marty Markowitz,” Gonzalez said in the statement. “Like Marty, I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am a cheerleader for Brooklyn just like Marty.”

Gonzalez has a considerable lead over the remaining DA candidates with nearly $1.5 million in campaign contributions and close to 60 endorsements.

He is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and stepped up as acting DA after the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

He has continued work of Thompson with the Conviction Review Unit, which has overturned 23 wrongful convictions.

The Democratic primary will be held on Sept. 12.

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