The Republican incumbent preparing to defend his northeast Queens seat in the City Council collected an early endorsement, courtesy of the New York Police Department’s Captains Endowment Association.
The group announced its support for Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) last week in his re-election bid for the 19th District.
Association President Roy Richter said his group stands behind Halloran because he has always had their backs.
“Since his election to the City Council in 2009, Councilman Halloran has repeatedly displayed an appreciation for public safety and support for the men and women who patrol the streets of Queens,” Richter said.
Halloran will defend the seat, to which he was elected in 2009, in November. Democrats, including Flushing activist and urban planner Paul Graziano, Democratic state committeeman Matthew Silverstein, former state Assemblyman John Duane, attorney Paul Vallone and Austin Shafran, of the state’s economic development agency Empire State Development will square off in a September primary to challenge Halloran.
“Public safety has been one of my greatest concerns in the Council, serving on the committee and fighting to help our law enforcement officers keep us safe. I will continue to support our cops and protect our neighborhoods,” Halloran said.
Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4573.
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