Brooklyn Boro

1199SEIU endorses Kevin Parker for state senate, 21st district

1199SEIU Endorses State Senator Kevin Parker for Re-Election in the 21st District for his Decades-Long Advocacy for Economic Justice, Quality Healthcare and a Healthier New York

August 22, 2022 Special from 1199SEIU
Share this:

State Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st Senatorial District (Flatbush, East Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Ditmas Park, and Kensington) has received the endorsement of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest union in New York, and the largest healthcare worker union in the nation. 1199SEIU represents over 200,000 healthcare workers in New York City, more than 300,000 members in New York State, and over 450,000 total members along the East Coast.

1199SEIU’s endorsement comes with the force of its politically-engaged membership, known for major get out the vote efforts through door-to-door canvassing, phone-banking, and member-to-member and voter outreach. 1199SEIU has a strong record of success in local, state, and federal elections throughout New York, the East Coast and nationally.

“The choice for the 21st Senatorial District could not be clearer ahead of the August 23 primary, and that choice is Senator Kevin Parker. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Senator Parker grew up understanding the challenges our members face each day,” said Dell Smitherman, Downstate Political Director for 1199SEIU. “We rely on leaders like Senator Parker to fight for worker protections in Albany and he has been a tireless advocate for economic justice. 1199SEIU is proud to stand behind Senator Parker to keep him fighting for New Yorkers.”

Subscribe to our newsletters

This endorsement is key to ensuring Senator Parker’s re-election to the New York State Senate, as the backing of the union means significant grassroots resources and a highly effective political operation.

“I am proud to stand with 1199SEIU in advocating for working people, with fairness, security and dignity for all. While the pandemic was raging through New York, under the leadership of George Gresham the members of 1199SEIU kept New Yorkers safe, and helped bring our state back from the brink,” said State Senator Kevin Parker. “Their members are the foundation of New York’s economy. I am honored to have their support, and can’t wait to get back to Albany to fight behalf of all New Yorkers.”

The primary for State Senate and Congressional offices is on August 23rd. For more information on how to vote please visit

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment