Mayor Michael Bloomberg will honor Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in a fund-raiser at his Manhattan townhouse as the councilman prepares for a likely campaign for the 2009 Queens borough president race.
Mayor to host Vallone fund-raiser
Hizzoner will host the event for Vallone and an estimated 50 other friends and elected officials on Nov. 5 at his Upper East Side home, Vallone said. The councilman, who has hinted that he will run for Queens borough president in two years but has not yet made an official announcement, said the cost to attend the event would likely be $2,000 per person and that he hopes to raise as much as $100,000.
Vallone said he would probably run on three issues - public safety, the environment and schools.
Excellent. He completely ignores overdevelopment as one of the root causes of these issues. The machine has chosen a good candidate.