H. Carl McCall

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Carl McCall

H. Carl McCall

New York DSA awards dinner

On June 24, 1993 New York City Democratic Socialists of America held its annual Debs-Thomas-Harrington awards dinner. Local 1199 president Dennis Rivera and DSA member Deborah Meier of the Central Park East Secondary School, received awards.Featured speakers included New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, Manhattan Borough President and DSA member Ruth Messinger and DSA honorary chair Cornel West. U.S. Rep. Nydia Velasquez, who was unable to attend because of Congressional commitments, sent greetings.[1]

WFP endorsements

In 1998 Carl McCall (for City Comptroller), Peter Vallone (City Council speaker and candidate for Governor) and Sandra Frankel (Lieutenant Governor, all ran on the Working Families Party ballot line.[2]

Governorship tilt

In the 2002 race for Governor of New York, the Working Families Party nominated state comptroller Carl McCall – the first African-American to seek that office – who easily won the Democratic Party primary after rival Andrew Cuomo virtually withdrew.


  1. Dem.Left, July/Aug. 1993, page 10]
  2. Peoples Weekly World, Sep. 19, 1998, page 5