On Thursday, May 23, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club will host a Democratic Mayoral Forum at the Riverdale Temple, located at 4545 Independence Avenue in the Bronx, at 7:00 pm.
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On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club will host its 53rd Annual Dinner. Download the invitation here.
Bronx – The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, the premier political club in the Bronx, elected to endorse Andrew Cohen in his race for the City Council’s 11th District open seat. The club’s support was expressed by written, secret ballot at their January 16th endorsement meeting, where candidates running for City Council and Borough President spoke and answered questions before the club membership in hopes of garnering their support. The meeting was held at the Tibbett Towers community room in Kingsbridge.
Andrew Cohen speaks to Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club members at the January 16 meeting.
“I am honored and excited to have the overwhelming support of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. I look forward to working with the club’s members to continue to make our community an even better place to live, work, and get a good education,” said Andrew Cohen.
Support for Mr. Cohen’s nomination as the club’s City Council candidate was overwhelming. He received 84 of the 98 total votes cast, handily defeating the two other announced candidates for the council seat, Clifford Stanton and Shelley Keeling. All three candidates for council attended and spoke at the meeting.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. garnered near-unanimous club support (98 of 102 votes) while running unopposed at the meeting. “I am humbled by the overwhelming support of the club’s members,” said Borough President Diaz, “and I will continue to make them proud as we build a greater Bronx.”
Club President Ellen Feld said, “The Club turned out in near record-setting numbers to choose two excellent candidates to serve our community and the Bronx.”