On Sept. 26, former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman endorsed Paul Vallone for the City Council District 19 seat outside the Clearview Senior Center in Bayside. Ackerman praised Vallone for his character and family values, saying he was the right choice for the district in these complex times.
“Paul Vallone comes from a family that has values, values he and I share. Values of hard work, values that stress education, to give the young people in our midst the kind of education they need to succeed in the most complicated of worlds,” Ackerman said.
“This is one of the most important steps we have taken, to stand together and show the future, the past and the present together,” Vallone said.
Vallone will go on to face Republican Dennis Saffran in the General Election on Nov. 5.