We, the residents of the 11th Senate District, find ourselves without voice and representation in the state Senate. On Nov. 4, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) received the majority of votes, but as of yet, has not been permitted to return to Albany to represent his constituency.
Throughout his tenure, Padavan has performed his duties as a true statesman and civil servant. His record speaks for itself on investing in education, protecting the environment, championing veterans’ rights, issuing tax relief for homeowners and ceaselessly supporting community concerns.
He proudly represents the interests of our borough’s multinational and multilingual families. His staunch position against overdevelopment has won the respect of community residents across political lines. Democrats, independents and Republicans recognize his consistent defense against unscrupulous developers.
It is time to allow Padavan to return to Albany and continue his pursuit of defending Queens’ residents.
Ana Landron and Beverly Medina
©2009 Community News Group
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