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"Ms. Niou would bring the energy, dedication and political independence that Albany and this district sorely need." - The Editorial Board of The New York Times

  

"The Working Families Party picked a far better candidate: Yuh-Line Niou. Ms. Niou, who worked for nonprofit groups and as a legislative aide in Washington State, fighting predatory lending, has been chief of staff to a Queens assemblyman. Her fluent Mandarin would serve her well in Chinatown, an underserved part of the district, as would her experience as an advocate for the elderly and poor." - The Editorial Board of The New York Times

 

"For all working people and especially for families living on the Lower East Side and Downtown, Yuh-Line is the progressive, independent leader we need standing up for us in Albany.” - Hotel and Motel Trades Council Political Director Jason Ortiz for The Observer

 

“This district needs a real progressive who can do the job with integrity and restore people’s trust in government. And that person is Yuh-Line Niou.” - Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry for The Observer

 

“Yuh-Line Niou has the integrity, understanding and experience to bring real reform, more transparent government, and restore the voters’ faith in their elected officials.” - Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres for The Observer

 

The mechanics of the selection process so disgusted one of Ms. Cancel’s opponents, Yuh-Line Niou, the chief of staff to Assemblyman Ron Kim, Democrat of Queens, that Ms. Niou dropped out of the running in her nomination speech on Sunday, calling it “undemocratic.” … Ms. Niou will run instead for the Working Families Party, a left-leaning, labor-backed group, positioning herself as the candidate of reform.” - Vivian Yee of The New York Times

 

“Instead Ms. Niou will run on the ballot in April for the Working Families Party, a liberal organization with sway in Manhattan politics, testing the influence of the veteran Lower East Side power-brokers who support Ms. Cancel. The Working Families Party said in a statement Sunday night that Ms. Niou will be ‘a voice for reform in Albany.’” - Mike Vilensky of the Wall Street Journal

 

Ms. Niou used her time in front of the room to denounce the process and announce her withdrawal from contention—though not from the race… She has secured the endorsements of former Comptroller John Liu and current Comptroller Scott Stringer, and is believed to have institutional backing in the Assembly.” - Will Bredderman of The Observer

 

“Yuh-Line Niou’s career has given her the opportunity to work for progressive change, supporting women, seniors, working families and children… She has the experience we need in Albany and will be a catalyst for good government and transparency.” - NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer for NY Daily News

 

“Yuh-Line’s commitment to public service, her passion as a community advocate, her national experience along with her extensive knowledge of the workings of state government make [her] the voice lower Manhattan needs in Albany.” - Former NYC Comptroller John Liu for The Lo-Down

 

According to their State Board of Elections January 2016 periodic filings, showing how much cash the candidates had on hand, Niou had $133,180, Rajkumar had $84,363 and Newell had $68,720.” - Lincoln Anderson of The Villager

 

“She has the experience we need in Albany and will be a catalyst for good government and transparency. Yuh-Line will fight from Day One to deliver for the people of Lower Manhattan.  I enthusiastically endorse her and look forward to working with her.” - NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer for The Villager

 

“Lower Manhattan deserves a passionate, progressive and steadfast voice to serve them in the New York Assembly, and Yuh-Line Niou will be that voice. Yuh-Line already has the credentials and the know-how to get things done in Albany, and I’m proud to endorse her for this seat.” - State Senator Brad Hoylman  for The Villager

 

However, unlike the two district leaders, Niou is the only one who actually has experience working in Albany in state government. She has been the chief of staff for Kim, who represents Flushing, for all of his three years in office. So, she assures, she would be more than ready to ‘hit the ground running,’ if elected.” - Lincoln Anderson of The Villager

 

“We’re excited that she has declared, because the Asian-American community is hungry to have representation. We want to be proud of the person we send to Albany… She is very warm, very personable. She will hit the ground running. She knows Albany. We heard through the grapevine that she was interested, so we reached out to her.” - UDO President Emeritus Virginia Kee for The Villager

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