Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:32

State Senate Candidate Picks up Endorsements from Local Press, Community Leaders

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Slawek Platta, Republican and Reform Party candidate for New York’s 15th State Senate District picked up key endorsements this week from The Queens Ledger, The Glendale Register, and The Leader – Observer.


The editorial board of the Queens Ledger said in their endorsement that “Platta had a better grasp of the myriad issues facing the complex district,” and that “Platta held a distinct advantage over his opponent… on homeless shelters, a major issue affecting neighborhoods of the 15th District like Glendale and South Ozone Park.” The editorial board urged voters to “vote for Slawek Platta” on September 13th.


Platta, a first-time candidate and a political outsider called the endorsements “humbling”. “We have knocked on thousands of doors this summer and heard from voters where they stand on local issues. These doorstep conversations have allowed me to discuss sensible solutions to these issues and I can’t wait to go and fight for communities as the next State Senator,” said Platta.


Earlier this week Platta also earned an endorsement from Nick Comaianni, an Italian American who has served as the President of the Community Education Council and for 9 years as a member of the Community Board. Comaianni said in a statement that “Platta... is fighting against special interests that have permeated government and led to corruption.” “I believe in him,” said Sal Laurenzanp, a lifelong Glendale resident and community activist who also publicly endorsed Platta.


Platta has also earned endorsements from local Polish American publications, the Polish American Congress Long Island Division and the Society of Polish American Medical Professionals “Medicus”. As an immigrant from Poland, Platta has been an active member of the local Polish community and led last year’s Pulaski Day Parade down Manhattan’s 5th Avenue as the Grand Marshall. If elected, Platta would be the first Polish immigrant to serve in the state legislature in over 60 years.


“The support I have received from the press and from community leaders mirrors what I hear on the doorsteps. I am excited about next week’s primary and look forward to challenging the incumbent in the General Election in November,” said Platta.