Scarlett Johansson endorses Jewish New York mayoral candidate
Johansson backs Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in his bid to be mayor in 2013, pledging the maximum $4950 to his campaign.
The Jewish Scarlett Johansson is standing by her Jewish man - that man being not actor Justin Bartha, but rather Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The 26-year-old actress and singer is putting her celebrity weight behind Stringer’s bid for mayor of New York in 2013.
The actress views Stringer as environmentally aware and the type of leader who would invest in making the city more affordable and accessible for people. “Growing up, all my friends lived in affordable housing, which is something that I want to fight to get back,” said Johansson, a native New Yorker. “Scott’s been a big advocate of affordable housing. I want my friends back in the city. So I believe in Scott,” she was quoted as saying.
Johansson is putting her money where her mouth is. She has pledged the maximum $4950contribution, is helping to plan an October campaign kick-off party, and has promised to enlist friends and get the vote out for the candidate.
The 51-year-old Stringer has been Manhattan Borough President since 2006. Prior to his current position, he served as a Member of the New York State Assembly from the 67th district on the West Side of Manhattan for 12 years.