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City Council Members Support Senator Connor

Senator Connor

Senator Connor with constituent
by Marty Algaze

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn endorsed Senator Martin Connor for re-election in the Democratic Primary Election from the Manhattan-Brooklyn 25th Senate District. She was joined by Council Members from the 25th Senate District, Bill DiBlasio, Rosie Mendez and Alan J. Gerson, who called on all Democrats to support Connor.

Speaker Quinn, the most powerful Democrat in New York City government said, “Marty Connor is a friend and an ally. He’s been a fighter for better schools and quality healthcare for all New Yorkers.”

Council Member Bill DiBlasio urged voters to return Connor to the Senate; “Marty knows how to build consensus on community issues. He never wavers from a principled position or panders to overheated passions on controversial issues. I have seen him hold fast for the responsible course while calming the situation by addressing the legitimate concerns of constituents. It is important to keep him as our State Senator.”

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez called Connor, “a strong advocate for tenants in his district who has taken on the fight for his constituents time after time. Marty battled irresponsible landlords on the Lower East Side for years. Marty can be counted on to work with our community on all the important issues.”

Council Member Mendez said, “Marty Connor always supports and votes for the progressive position in Albany. He knows the district and can always be relied on to take up the community’s side. He has fought to landmark old P.S. 64/Charas, to save St. Brigid’s Church, to stop developers from devouring our community spaces, for affordable housing and better schools. We need Marty to stay in the State Senate.”

City Councilman Alan J. Gerson praised Sen. Connor as, “a truly important and effective leader.” The Manhattan Council Member went on to say, “Marty Connor has been untiring in working for Chinatown, Lower Manhattan, Tribeca and SoHo. In the difficult days, months and years after September 11, Marty has been there for our residents. He has helped to stop plans that were insensitive to the community’s needs. His was one of the first voices raised against the lies told by the Bush administration about the safety of the post-9/11 air quality in Lower Manhattan.”

Mr. Gerson continued, “He is fighting for the schools, playgrounds and libraries that the rapidly growing residential families in our community in Lower Manhattan really need. Marty fought the State administration to get help for Chinatown’s economy. I urge all voters to support him in the Primary Election.”

Marty Algaze works for the Connor campaign

For balance, read the Villager's story from last week, For once, Connor can’t get opponent off the ballot


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