We live in a wonderful community of families and small businesses. But we live with decisions made by faraway power brokers who are not listening - decisions that affect the quality of our lives and the future of our community.

Decisions such as a proposed homeless shelter – where a thousand children walk, every day, to and from three nearby schools.  Moving “community jails” into our neighborhood. Not replacing aging and leaking sewers and pipelines that flood raw sewage into our streets and homes.

We want transparency from our elected officials. Respect for our wishes and needs. Decisions based on the best interests of our families, children, elderly, local businesses, and local public safety officials.

City Hall and Albany may not be listening. But I am.

–Slawek Platta

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  • September 6, 2018

    “Platta for Senate,” read some signs around town. Who is Slawek Platta? The Rockaway Times recently spoke with the state senate hopeful that will appear on the Republican primary ballot when you cast your votes on Thursday, September 13, and could take on State Senator Joseph Addabbo in November’s election.

    • The Rockaway Times
  • August 30, 2018

    Slawomir Platta wants to apply his business acumen to state politics

    • the Queens Chronicle
  • August 28, 2018

    Who can forget the Rent Is Too Damn High Party that was founded by Jimmy McMillan, who ran on the party line for mayor in the 2005 and 2009 elections, and then for governor and senator in 2010?

    Oh, how we laughed when we first heard about the upstart political party, and then got our first look at its charismatic leader, with his booming voice and unconventional facial hair!

    But the next thing we know, McMillan is a candidate in the 2005 mayoral election, and 4,000 people voted for him. And then we started thinking about it and, yes indeed, the rent is too damn high!

    • The Queens Ledger
  • August 27, 2018

    Residents of Glendale and Ozone Park have spoken out in recent weeks against homeless shelters potentially coming to the neighborhoods, and an upstart politician is hoping to capitalize on their frustrations.

    • Queens News Service (QNS)
  • August 24, 2018

    In a category we’re now calling “What are the local politicians doing,” it seems Republican State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta has come up with the most useful way to fight the proposed Glendale shelter.

    • Glendale Blog
  • August 22, 2018

    Slawomir Platta and his campaign team, along with supporters and advocates, gathered in Ridgewood on Monday to announce his run for State Senate in District 15.

    • Queens Ledger
  • August 21, 2018

    State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta is on his way to having a ballot line in the November election called the “No Homeless Shelter Party.”

    Political newcomer Platta, who is running in the Republican primary on September 12 for a chance to take on longtime Democrat Joseph Addabbo, is take the opposition to the mayor’s plan to use facilities in Glendale and Ozone Park as shelter to another level.

    • Glendale Register
  • August 20, 2018

    To fight proposed homeless shelters in Glendale and Ozone Park, one candidate for state senate is taking his opposition to the ballot — but not as a referendum or ballot question.

    • Queens Daily Eagle
  • August 18, 2018

    This pol is no pal to the homeless.

    State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta is trying to launch the “No Homeless Shelter Party” to protest homeless shelters the de Blasio administration plans for Queens neighborhoods.

    • New York Post
  • August 17, 2018

    The Wave’s Managing Editor Mark Healey invited Republican candidate for New York State Senate Slawomir Platta to The Wave on Aug. 13 so he could introduce himself to Rockaway voters and discuss his upcoming race.

    Platta is facing Breezy Point resident Tom Sullivan in the race to decide who will ultimately face State Senator Joe Addabbo in November’s general election.

    • The Wave (rockawave.com)
  • July 31, 2018

    Polish-born New Yorker Slawomir Platta is the first Polish-American lawyer in the history of New York to run for the State Senate. He wants to represent District 15 in Queens, which encompasses such neighborhoods as Ridgewood, Maspeth, Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Rockaways, Forest Hills and more, and is home to a large number of Polish Americans.

    • Voices of NY

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About Senate District 15

District 15 includes all or part of Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Woodside, Ridgewood, Glendale, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Hamilton Beach, the Rockaways, and Broad Channel.


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