2009-06-24 / Features

Vallone And Green Endorse Each Other

(L. to r.): Mark Green and Paul Vallone after announcement of their mutual endorsement. (L. to r.): Mark Green and Paul Vallone after announcement of their mutual endorsement. Paul Vallone, candidate for New York City Council in the 19th District is proud and honored to announce the endorsement of Mark Green, a candidate for Public Advocate. The two candidates made their announcement to mutually endorse each other on Friday afternoon at Vallone's newly opened campaign headquarters, 25- 59 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing.

Their mutual goals and concerns for the city, such as improvement of public safety, the return of integrity and positive leadership and the prevention of over development of residential areas were some of the key factors in prompting this alliance.

Green stated, "Queens and the city need a community leader and fighter like Paul Vallone, which is why I am enthusiastically endorsing him for the 19th District Council seat. Paul will fight to maintain core community values by ensuring that there is oversight of neighborhood zoning laws that will ultimately lead to responsible commercial and residential development. And to cynics, I regard it as a good thing that he comes from a family dedicated to the well-being of our City. I have no problem with the Kennedys in America or the Vallones in NYC — both are dedicated to helping working families survive and thrive."

Green, formerly New York City Public Advocate seeks re-election with some 30 years in public service, including his position as Consumer Affairs Commissioner. Born in Brooklyn, Green has been a public interest lawyer, author, teacher, and founder of the Democracy Project, a public policy institute in New York City.

Vallone, a first time candidate is excited by the prospect of working alongside Green and welcomes his honesty and integrity as they both look forward to serving the city together. A resident of Flushing for 15 years, Vallone is passionate about representing his community and continuing his family's long tradition of public service.

Vallone states, "Our community deserves positive, family-oriented leadership in a time where public opinion of our political process is constantly questioned." Vallone continued, "The strong local support and endorsements received by the campaign are a clear indication that we are heading in the right direction."

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