United Federation of Teachers back Holden’s re-election bid

Councilman Bob Holden’s re-election bid got a big boost from the city’s teachers union.

The United Federation of Teachers endorsed Holden, who is being challenged by Juan Ardila to represent District 30 (Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood).

“He is a staunch advocate for children and has earned our endorsement because of his commitment to public education,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said.

Holden said in his second term, he will continue providing funding for education and work with the UFT to ensure schools can succeed.