2013-06-19 / Features

Congressmember Maloney Endorses Constantinides


Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) with Democratic District Leader and candidate for the City Council’s 22nd District Costa Constantinides at Athens Square Park in Astoria on June 16. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) with Democratic District Leader and candidate for the City Council’s 22nd District Costa Constantinides at Athens Square Park in Astoria on June 16. Costa Constantinides was endorsed on June 16 by Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DNY 12) for the City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria, along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights.

“I am honored to have the support of Congressmember Carolyn Maloney,” said Constantinides. “Her continued activism in the U.S. House of Representatives fighting for middle class values has greatly benefited our community. Her strong leadership in Congress has brought better access to health care, education, and vital senior services. I look forward to working with her as a member of the city council.”

Maloney joined dozens of community leaders, labor unions and political action committees in endorsing Constantinides’ city council campaign. Constantinides has previously been endorsed by Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-NY-14), several members of the city council, New York’s Working Families Party, 1199 SEIU, Brooklyn-Queens NOW PAC, Hotel Trades Council, Local 32BJ Service Employees International Union, Amalgamated Transit Union, city council’s Progressive Caucus Alliance, and Democracy for NYC.


Maloney, Constantinides, along with campaign team members, at the endorsement event. Maloney, Constantinides, along with campaign team members, at the endorsement event. Constantinides is a grassroots community organizer, progressive political leader, husband and father who has lived in Astoria his whole life. In 2009, Constantinides was elected as the Democratic District Leader for the 36th Assembly District Part A.

Constantinides has a long history of successfully advocating for Astoria. He has worked within the community to organize food drives, help save the Grand Avenue Post Office, fight for traffic safety and clean air and worked with local elected officials to ensure Astoria received its fair share of funding for various programs. As a deputy chief of staff in the city council, Constantinides has been instrumental on key legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to protect our wetlands, and improve the safety of drinking water. He also serves as a board member of the United Community Civic Association (UCCA).

For more information, visit www.VoteCosta.com, Facebook.com/Constantinides .Costa, or Twitter.com/VoteCosta.

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