Candidates for 19th City Council District

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John F. Duane

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Father, attorney and consumer advocate

Previous Occupation(s): Small business owner, Assistant Attorney General, Assemblyman

Education: Holy Cross High School, Colgate University and Columbia Law School

Organizational Affiliations: I have been involved in numerous local organizations including the Westmoreland Civic Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Little Neck Douglaston Historical Society, the Alley Pond Environmental Center, the Queens Historical Society, and a former Vice President of the Little Neck Community Association. In 2011, I was honored with the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Community Service Award. I coached little league and created Services Now for Adult Persons that provided vital services and hot meals to thousands of seniors. I am the grandson of immigrants who understands the struggles facing new Americans and values the contributions they make to our society.

Prior Public Experience: As a former Assistant Attorney General, I took on Con Ed winning a $30 million settlement for taxpayers. In my time serving as a state Assemblyman, I authored 22 laws including the Vietnam Veterans Tuition Assistance Law.

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 19 you would address if elected?

I will serve my community as a full-time City Council member and my focus will be our overall quality of life and the complex factors that determine it. Results count.


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

Over-development, job creation, education, public safety and official corruption are all areas where we can, and must, do better.


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

I was born and raised in Northeast Queens and I raised my family here, for a time as a single father. I am committed to improving this special place I call home. I have dedicated my life's work to challenging powerful, special interests on behalf of those who often do not have a voice. I'll put that experience to work on behalf of my constituents and strive to make our city, and Northeast Queens in particular, a better place to live, work and raise a family.


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