Dear Friends,
Together, with your help, we ran a very competitive race for Queens borough president. From neighborhood to neighborhood, we shared our ideas and our concerns, we put forward plans, and we renewed our commitment to move our communities forward. We worked hard, and I know our people and our borough will be better for it.
I wanted you to hear it from me first: while the Board of Elections has not officially called the race, and some districts are still getting tallied, the numbers to win are just not with us. I recently called Council Member Donovan Richards to congratulate him and to give him my full support as he becomes the Democratic nominee for Queens borough president.
From the onset of this campaign, I would have never imagined the year we have all gone through. But I remain hopeful and optimistic not just for myself, but for Queens and the country as a whole.
This was an incredible opportunity. Thank you for your encouragement, thank you for the many hours of volunteering, thank you for donating—this campaign was built on your support.
—Elizabeth Crowley

On the Issues

Empowering Women

When Elizabeth was only seven years old, her father passed away, leaving her mother to care for her and her fourteen siblings. As the single mother of two herself, Elizabeth knows the challenges facing working women throughout Queens and New York City.

To provide for her children as a working single mom, Elizabeth joined a male-dominated profession as a member of the painters’ union. From there, she joined the male-dominated political arena, becoming the first woman to ever represent District 30 in the New York City Council. After she left the City Council, she served as a founder and board member of the 21 in ‘21 initiative, which strives to elect at least twenty-one women to the body to the body in which she served.

When elected borough president, Elizabeth will show all the young girls and women of Queens what strong female leadership looks like. She is determined to fill her administration with smart and innovative-thinking women who bring about the change that Queens desperately needs. As Elizabeth constantly reminds friends and family, Susan B. Anthony said, “There will never be complete equality until women themselves help make laws and elect lawmakers.” From the ballot box to elected office, Elizabeth believes no words ring truer.

Women make up the majority of our Queens’ population, and we need a strong, independently-minded female borough president who will work to bring about the reforms we need. From issues like equal pay for equal work to curbing domestic violence, Elizabeth will use her platform to make sure all women in Queens are entitled to an equitable and safe place to live.