A collective of business owners, executives and Brooklyn residents hosted a fundraiser on Tuesday in support of Senator Eric Adams Borough Presidency Campaign 2013 at the very quaint and popular Rustik Tavern in Clinton Hill.
Wanting to fill the shoes of Brooklyn's favorite community socialite, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Adams has been tapping into the very energy that makes Brooklyn love Markwitz, hands on with the communities of Brooklyn.
Coming from a full days work, in Markowitz fashion, Senator Adams walked in the venue all smiles, shaking hands and stopping for a few moments with people to chat.
As Adams took the stage for remarks and thanked guests, he made clear of his passion and intentions in obtaining the office of Brooklyn Borough President.
"I am on the train everyday. I walk the streets everyday. I want to be the Brooklyn Borough President," Senator Adams said.
Adams proves that finesse is also in his vocabulary. With endorsements of influential Brooklyn restauranteurs like Frantz Metellus, high power attorney figures like Ama Dwioh bringing together the support of women through 100 Women in Partnership, and a core of minority business and working class democratic voters, the Senator is on course to becoming the most popular man in Brooklyn.
Even though his warchest is not as heavy as his said opponent Councilman Domenic Recchia of Coney Island, the Senator is very popular among Brooklynites over the past five years. With 22 year service as New York City Police officer and 7 years as New York State Senator, Adams brings numbers of people not necessarily in money. The last report released by the New York City Campaign Finance Board indicated Adams is significantly trailing in contributions but very close to the number of contributors. Political analyst and critics are watching closely to see how will this effect the campaign leading to the primary.
The Democratic senator has broadened his base of core campaign supporters with individuals whose networks are heavily Brooklyn based. Included in this core is James Frazier of Ashea Management and Entertainment. Frazier hosts largely attended business networking events several times a year in Brooklyn, and was key organizer for the fundraiser at Rustik Tavern.
"I support Senator Adams not just for his undisputed proven 22 years of unselfish community service also because he is a realist. There's no in between with him. It's either this or that. Senator Eric Adams is simply a solid human being," says Frazier.
Other key individuals and organizations attending the event included Hazra Joanne Ali, Luc Dorsinville and the Women's Network Emporium,
Senator Adams announced a series of events within January including several meet and greets and campaign fundraisers. To learn more about the senator and his campaign for Brooklyn Borough President visit online at Eric Adams 2013.