Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats Endorse Assemblyman Steve Otis

The Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats have announced their endorsement of Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-WFP-IND- Rye) for re-election for the 91st Assembly District.

Assemblyman Otis said, “I am honored to have the endorsement of the Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats in this election. I have been a long-time supporter of the human rights agenda that protects the dignity, civil, workplace and legal rights of LGBTQ New Yorkers. In a time when hate crimes and hate-based violence are on the rise, it is especially important that we defend the right of individuals to be who they are without fear of harm or discrimination.”

Anthony Nicodemo, President of the Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats, said, “Steve has always been a champion of LGBTQ rights. His voting record speaks volumes and the Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats are proud to endorse him!”

Assemblyman Otis was a co-sponsor of the key human rights legislation signed into law in 2019 including the GENDA legislation, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, the ban on conversion therapy, the ban on the “gay panic” defense, and New York’s new comprehensive workplace harassment bill. The Assemblyman has supported these issues for
years and including long-time support for the marriage equality legislation, which was finally enacted in 2011.

Steve Otis is running for re-election as Assemblyman for the 91st District in the June 23rd Democratic primary, which includes Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook.

The Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats mission is to work to elect pro-LGBTQ Democrats in Federal, State and Local elections throughout Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess counties while addressing LGBT governmental issues and increasing the number of LGBTQ voters at the polls.