Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tony Nunziato Launches Grassroots Campaign
Campaign Opens New Headquarters in Maspeth
MASPETH, QUEENS – Despite the inclement weather, friends and supporters alike gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Tony Nunziato for State Assembly campaign headquarters on Saturday, September 27th.
Nunziato’s campaign office is located at his business storefront, Enchanted Florist & Greenhouse (65-10 Grand Avenue), which he has owned and operated for nearly three decades. Also unveiled was Nunziato’s state-of-the-art campaign website, www.tonynunziato.com.
“I will be a performer, not a seat warmer,” Nunziato quipped in reference to his opponent this November.
Recalling his humble upbringing in Woodside, Tony explained how his family life and business experience has helped him better understand the needs of the people he hopes to represent in Albany.
Citing the $4 billion in revenues lost to NYC by the repeal of the commuter tax nearly 10 years ago, Nunziato stated, “It’s time our elected officials in Albany started working on behalf of the communities they serve instead of their own self-interests. The people deserve an assemblyman who works for them, not one that is beholden to the party bosses.” Incumbent Assemblywoman Marge Markey voted in favor of repealing the commuter tax in 1999 and has voted with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver 96% of the time.
Tony Nunziato has gained a reputation for being a community problem solver, and attendees expressed confidence that his experience as a volunteer neighborhood activist and successful small businessman will make him the right man for the job. “Nobody cares like Tony Nunziato,” stated Ryan Girdusky, a Middle Village resident.
The General Election this year is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th. Nunziato’s name will appear on the Republican, Conservative and Independence ballot lines.
Assembly District 30 includes Maspeth, Woodside, Dutch Kills, as well as portions of Long Island City, Middle Village, Astoria and Sunnyside respectively.