Paul Vallone is a New York City Council Member representing District 19 in northeast Queens and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Economic Development. This district includes the areas of College Point, Whitestone, Malba, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, North Flushing, and Auburndale. Prior to his election, Vallone served as the managing partner for Vallone & Vallone, LLP and has been admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations since 1992.
As a Council Member, his primary focus from day one was to put District 19 back on the map, and by working together with his fellow elected officials, schools, sports groups, non-profits and every civic and cultural association, he has done just that. For too long, Northeast Queens had faced stagnant funding and a lack of resources. In his first three years, Council Member Vallone has secured over $40 million in funding for northeast Queens, nearly as much as it had gotten in the previous nine City budgets combined. He has created an ambassador program for high school students, improved the safety of residents by securing an enormous increase in officers and bringing the community policing program to the 109th Precinct, allocated over $7 million for local schools, almost $4 million for local libraries and over $12 million for local parks and cofounded annual events such as the Children’s Holiday Parade in Bayside and Independence Day Fireworks in Fort Totten.
Citywide, he has also had important accomplishments such as re-establishing the City Council CUNY Merit Based Scholarship (formerly known as the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship), securing over $10 million in funding in the City budget for full service animal shelters in Queens and the Bronx, increased funding, programs and services for seniors through advocacy and creating the Support our Seniors initiative, and made history by creating the first city agency for veterans, the Department of Veterans’ Services.
Prior to his election to the New York City Council, Vallone has served on numerous citywide boards and organizations dedicated to community service. He is the Past President of the Clinton Democratic Club, Past President and Founding Member of the Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club and has also served as a Board Member of Community Board 7, and Board Member to the New York City Board of Corrections. He is also proud of establishing local annual scholarships, totaling over $25,000.00, through the Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club for High School Seniors throughout northeast Queens.
He and his wife, Anna-Marie, live in Flushing and are blessed with three amazing children, Catena, Lea and Charlie (Charles J. Vallone III). The love and support of family and his passion to serve the community are the cornerstones of his life and his community service.