Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) endorsed Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the 19th council seat on May 31. Kim’s endorsement comes on the heels of a strong week for the Vallone campaign, including earning the support of the Queens County Democratic Party.
“Paul welcomed me with open arms, as a friend and a community leader, very early on in my campaign for the Assembly. His support helped build a bridge between our communities and was instrumental in our historic victory. Now I am proud to stand with Paul in support of his candidacy for the 19th City Council seat,” said Kim. “A dedicated family man, Paul Vallone shares our values and is the clear choice for the Korean community.”
Vallone said, “I am so thankful to have the support of Assemblymember Ron Kim. Ron is a public servant who brings fresh enthusiasm, a commitment to Democratic principles and, above all else, integrity – the very traits that define my candidacy. That’s why I am so thankful for Ron’s endorsement and was proud to support his historic campaign for the state Assembly last year.
The Korean community is no longer an emerging voting bloc, but a proud and fortified constituency that deserves to be heard and represented by a councilmember who understands their needs and whose door is always open.”