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2009 NYC Voter Guide: Candidate Profile: Joe Nardiello

39th City Council District



Bradford S. Lander Joe Nardiello George P. Smith David Pechefsky

Bradford S. Lander
[ D, WF ]

Joe Nardiello
[ R ]

George P. Smith
[ C ]

David Pechefsky
[ G ]

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Roger A. Sarrabo*
[ LBT ]

Joe Nardiello


Party enrolled in: Republican

Occupation: Marketing Executive

Occupational background: Leading strategic initiatives for BlumbergExcelsior legal services based in TriBeCa; report to EVP. Under Mayors Dinkins (predominantly) & Giuliani gained in-depth all-boro experience at NY's economic development "think tank"; led all marketing for progressive program later copied by Los Angeles. Extensive work with City agencies, former CVB, EDC, Small Business Services, elected officials, Council, culturals/groups, and local/worldwide media

Educational background: New York Univ. BA in Journalism, SVA for Advertising/Art Direction, Xavier HS, RFK Incentive Program (selective junior high for inner-city youth with college aptitude), St. Agnes school, PS 32

Organizational affiliations: Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn Youth Association, Sacred Hearts baseball (head coach), St. Agnes/St. Paul church, Brooklyn Republican Club

Prior public experience: Representative of "Mayor's Tourism Office" at Economic Policy & Marketing Group (formerly at 110 William St.)



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1. What is the most important issue in Council District 39 you would address if elected?

We need a goal-oriented, private-sector style of progressive action. Especially for those raising families, those stretched and struggling thru this Recession, and our seniors. Runaway rents can be addressed for low, mid-incomes. We need local jobs. By legislation and coalition we can champion the fight vs. MTA fares, bridge tolls, electricity costs, proposed street car parking fees...


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Committed to a comprehensive Urban agenda for school-age children. We can't wait for DC or Albany, and we can lead it. Support for school principals, teachers, arts programs and parental involvement are keys. Advocate responsibility for drivers and enforcement. Support sensible development; get more schools underway. Lure back manufacturers. Improve roadways. Work with the Mayor, but oppose bridge tolls, defend & strengthen LICH, and oppose 2nd grade and lower PS-wide testing.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

Long-enjoyed the diverse mix in our area. It's like no other place on Earth. Being from a long-time Brooklyn family of teachers, pressmen, longshoremen (all Dems) my core is a blue-collar work ethic. It's a vote for acceptance, creativity, patience, but competitiveness for BKLYN. This year, it's OK to vote Republican.


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C = Conservative
D = Democratic
FJ = Freedom Justice
G = Green
I = Independence
JE = Jobs and Education
L = Liberal
LBT = Libertarian Party
NV = New Voice
P = Populist Party
PSL = Party for Socialism and Liberation
RTH* = Rent is Too High Party
R = Republican
SW = Socialist Workers Party
WF = Working Families

*Rent is Too Damn High was changed by the BOE to Rent is Too High after the printed Voter Guide had gone to press.