Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:07

Vote Platta in State Senate primary

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On September 13, Slawek Platta and Tom Sullivan will square off in the Republican Party Primary for the chance to take on State Senator Joseph Addabbo in the November general election.

We say vote for Platta.

Both candidates impressed us with their professionalism when they sat down with our editorial board, but Platta had a better grasp of the myriad issues facing the complex district, which stretches from neighborhoods like Forest Hills and Maspeth in the north all the way to the peninsula neighborhoods of the Rockaways.

Sullivan, a veteran of the armed services, was passionate about issues affecting the Rockaways, where he lives, including trying to ensure that any toll collected on the Cross Bay Bridge go directly to improving the Rockways, a novel idea we can get behind if the toll can't be eliminated entirely.

But where Platta held a distinct advantage over his opponent were his thoughts on homeless shelters, a major issue affecting neighborhoods of the 15th District like Glendale and South Ozone Park, where large-scale shelters are planned for 200 families and over 100 single men, respectively. 

In fact, even if Platta loses the primary, he may still be on the ballot this November, as he worked diligently to collect over 4,000 signatures just before the deadline to create the No Homeless Shelters Party line.


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