Amidst a groundswell of support from elected officials, as well as civic and community leaders, today Paul Vallone was nominated and officially endorsed by the Queens Democratic Party for 19th City Council District.
"Now more than ever is the time to restore integrity and trust to the 19th City Council seat. I am humbled and privileged to have the district-wide support of our elected officials, district leaders, as well as our community and civic leaders. It is an honor to stand with Congress Members Joseph Crowley and Grace Meng, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Member Ed Braunstein and countless others,” said Vallone. "I continue to be proud of uniting Democrats in our district. As President of the Clinton Democratic Club, past president and founder of the Bayside Whitestone Lions Club and numerous other local organizations, this recognition proves that Northeast Queens wants and needs leadership that is active and committed to our community."
Vallone also recently received the endorsement of the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) and today pledged to stand with the entire labor community if elected to the City Council.
“Make no mistake about it, I am a friend and an ally to working men and women and I will stand and work with all members of New York City’s labor community if I am fortunate enough to be elected to the City Council,” said Vallone.
Groundswell of support from civic and community leaders? Who exactly would that be? Let's take a look at where Paulie V's support comes from...
Total $39,305 as of 3/11/13
$73,470 as of 5/11/13
Disclosure Period 8 $34,165 3/12 to 5/11
Contribution Category # Amount
Total 98 $34,165
Vallone Family and Friends 5 $650
Real Estate / Developers / Construction 26 $11,475
Lawyer 25 $6,150
Investment Firms, Banks 7 $1,675
58.3% of contributions come from these 4 categories $19,950
64.2% of individuals come from these 4 categories 63
Other Individuals / Groups of note
S & H Glazer Brothers (Home Improvement Company) 4 $2,750
Deborah Gaslow (former Miss New Hampshire) 1 $2,750
Touran Weissman (wife of Neil Weissman, major 1 $1,500
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Other important info:
16 of 98 contributors, or 16.3%, are from the 19th Council District.
$2,665 of $34,165, or 7.8%, is from the 19th Council District.