This has been an exciting campaign, and the voters of the 30th council district made one thing clear last night, they want to send me back to city hall! I would like to congratulate and thank my opponent on a well-fought campaign.
I would first like to thank my mother and my siblings for their continued love and support. I would especially like to thank my two sons Dennis and Owen who truly are my inspiration. The strength and love they have shown these past few months have made the difficult, long days, easier.
I would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers that fought so hard day in day out to make tonight happen. From across the district and across the city, volunteers gathered to knock on over 12,000 doors and make over 15,000 phone calls in the last four days alone. Every night you filled our office and without all of you, this victory would not have been possible.
I would like to thank the Queens County Democratic Organization and our Chairman, Joe Crowley for all of their support. I would like to thank my colleagues in government for all of the support they have shown me. I would like to thank Berlin Rosen for the amazing work they did, our mail program was the best I have ever seen. And of course a special thank you to my brothers and sisters in labor, especially the Uniformed Fire Officers.
This has been a campaign about continuing to make the neighborhoods of Glendale, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Woodhaven and Woodside some of the best to live in. We have achieved a lot in the last five years. We reduced overcrowding in our schools, strengthened public safety and grew our local economy, but I am excited to go back to the council for another 4 years to fight hard for you.
This campaign was about fighting for you and as your council member I am going back to the council to fight for what you and the community have called for! I am going to fight to expand access to women’s health care, I am going to fight to ensure our public safety by fixing our 911 system, and I am going to fight to grow our local economy by supporting our small businesses.
Thank you again for your overwhelming support! I am honored to go back to the council as your representative and continue fighting for you!