Candidates for 22nd City Council District

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Costa Constantinides

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Deputy Chief of Staff, NYC Council

Previous Occupation(s): Legislative Director, NYC Council; Store Manager, KB Toy Stores, Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College

Education: Graduated from P.S. 84, P.S. 122, and Bryant High School. Graduated Cum Laude from Queens College, and received a law degree from Cardozo Law School.

Organizational Affiliations: Democratic District Leader, United Community Civic Association, Asgata Association, Long Island City Alliance

Prior Public Experience: Legislative Director, NYC Council

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 22 you would address if elected?

We must work together to create a better and safer Western Queens. That means hiring more police officers and fire fighters to build a safer community, and improving access to health care by expanding Mt. Sinai Hospital. It means eliminating overcrowding in public schools, and expanding public transit options. As your city councilman I will fight everyday for the people of Western Queens.


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

As a father, I care deeply about improving our community's environment. I will work hard to reduce air pollution from dirty power plants and protect our drinking water from hydrofracking. I will also work to expand and improve Western Queens' green space.


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

I grew up in this neighborhood, and I have a story for every corner. Now that I'm raising my own family here, I want to ensure that this is the best neighborhood in the city. As a District Leader, I helped save the Grand Avenue Post Office, improved traffic safety, and protected valuable schools and education programs. As a member of the UCCA, I've worked for responsible development and to protect our environment and quality of life. As a City Council staffer I worked to pass legislation to reduce air pollution and improve our drinking water quality. As your City Councilman, I will bring that experience and proven leadership to fight every single day for a better, safer community.


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