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

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Campaign News | Jun 14, 2020

Your guide to the Democratic primary for Queens Borough President

Transportation has remained the centerpiece of Crowley’s campaign. Before announcing her candidacy, she championed a plan to resuscitate a discontinued rail line linking Jamaica and Long Island City, with stops in Middle Village. She has also long called for free bus service, a de facto policy during the COVID-19 crisis that she said should remain in place.
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Campaign News | Jun 05, 2020

BP Candidates Weigh in on Police Reform

The next Queens borough president will be involved in serious, long-overdue conversations about systemic racism and police reform. Black Lives Matter and we need a justice system that recognizes this. We must implement policies that will emphasize community understanding and police de-escalation — and that’s only the beginning. Change will only come through peaceful protest, […]
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Campaign News | Jun 04, 2020

Five Democrats Clash Over NYPD Reforms in NY1 Debate for Queens Borough President

“We don’t have hospital beds, and we are worse off than the rest of the boroughs,” said Crowley, a former Queens councilwoman.
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Campaign News | Apr 30, 2020

Local civic leaders, business owners hold town hall on reopening Rockaway beaches

Rockaway community leaders and business owners held a virtual town hall called “Surviving Summer: Will Rockaway’s Beaches and Businesses Reopen?” The event was hosted by Democratic district leader Torey Schnupp, former Councilwoman and current Queens borough president candidate Elizabeth Crowley and attorney Mike Scala. Guests included John Cori, Bungalow Bar owner Terence Tubridy, Lana’s Loft […]
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Campaign News | Apr 27, 2020

OPINION: New York deserves universal mail balloting

As a candidate for Queens borough president, I saw our own election upended by the coronavirus, as the special election was suspended during the second day of early voting. This situation created confusion and forced policymakers to weigh democracy against the health of the public. But in reality, this is a false dilemma: a vote-by-mail […]
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