Councilman Paul Vallone kicked off his re-election campaign last week at a fundraiser in Queens.
He was joined by family and friends, elected officials in the City Council, civic and business leaders and other supporters.
Vallone, who has been in office for three years, touted that he brought $40 million in funding for northeast Queens.
“My primary focus from day one was to put northeast Queens back on the map, and I’m happy to say we’ve done that,” Vallone said. “Everyone in this room has played a part in the resurgence of northeast Queens.”
“As I begin the last year of my first term, I am reaffirming my commitment to always fight to preserve our quality of life,” he added, “while continuously supporting our schools, safety, seniors and small businesses.”
His campaign also announced that it’s already “nearly fully-funded” and has maxed out matching funds from small person donations.
Vallone’s campaign also released statements of support from different leaders in the district, including the principals of PS 169 and BELL Academy, the 111th Precinct Community Council, HANAC Angelo Petromelis Senior Center and the Douglaston Local Development Corporation.