Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council District, received the endorsement of longtime Democratic community leader, Jerry Iannece on July 29. Iannece and Vallone faced off in the 2009 Democratic Primary for the 19th City Council seat, amassing roughly 4,000 votes combined.
“Like myself, Paul Vallone is a dedicated husband, father and small business owner. Whether as president of the Clinton Democratic Club, or through his community service work as a founding member of the Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club, Paul’s dedication to Northeast Queens is clear,” said Iannece. “That’s why I’m standing with Paul Vallone.”
Vallone said, “I have known Jerry Iannece for decades and am proud to call him my friend. Jerry’s civic and community contributions to Northeast Queens over the years have played a major role in shaping the neighborhoods we live in today, which is why I could not be more proud to have his support.”