Friday, October 14, 2011
Here come the Vallone boys!
From City Hall:
Three members of the Vallone family, the Queens Democratic political dynasty, are mulling simultaneous runs for office in 2013, according to knowledgeable Queens political sources. And they all could find themselves in opposition to the Queens Democratic machine.
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., who represents a western Queens district, is widely known to be considering a run for Queens borough president. His brother, Paul, ran for the Council in northeast Queens in 2009, and is said to be seriously considering a run again for the seat currently held by Republican Dan Halloran.
Now Perry Vallone, a lesser-known brother who lives in New Jersey and has never run for office before, may be entering the fray.
Perry is considering moving to his brother’s Council district, sources said, in a potential effort to keep the seat in the hands of the same family that has held it since the days of former Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. Currently, Perry works in his father’s lobbying shop across the street from City Hall.