City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. conceded he did not make up his mind until the day before. "It was a very tough vote for me," he said.
When the City Council, by a count of 29 yeas to 22 nays, decided to approve an amendment to the term limits law last month, Vallone voted in favor.
"The bad news is, I won't be your next borough president. The good news is I will be able to run again," Vallone told Community Board 1 at the board's November meeting. He had been a candidate for borough president but will now seek re-election to the council.
Vallone Was Torn On Term Limits
Bad news for District 22, good news for the rest of Queens. And who really believes he thought long and hard about this? He represents Astoria and his last name is Vallone. What did he have to lose by voting "yes"?