Concannon Campaign Launch

Our very own Joe Concannon kicked off his State Senate campaign with a fundraiser last week. Here’s the press release from his campaign:

Concannon Kicks Off State Senate Campaign

 For Immediate Release:

Contact: Kevin J. Ryan

Phone: (718) 644-0444

Email: kevinj.ryanmail@gmail.com

Date: June 17, 2012

Surrounded by a crowd of family, friends, and community leaders that included former Senator Frank Padavan, Republican candidate Joseph Concannon launched his 2012 New York State Senate campaign with a fundraiser and mixer at the Rollin Greens Pub in Bellerose on June 13.A retired NYPD captain and former advisor to Mayor Giuliani, Concannon is running for State Senate in District 11. He said to a crowd of supporters, ”I’ve lived in this district my whole life and I see that it has suffered over the past two years. I’m running on a platform of smaller, more effective government. We need to reduce taxes and reduce unnecessarily burdensome government regulation. There should be tax incentives for people to create jobs, so those who are struggling can get off the sidelines and get back to work.  Government should also be compassionate and help anyone who needs it, but funds should be accounted for fairly so the money goes where it’s really needed. I’m for accountability and cutting out any waste, mismanagement and fraud in government. We also need to fight to reduce crime and return to a safer city.”

Concannon, a family man and father of three, also emphasized his concern for the youth in his district and commented, “Education is the key to prosperity for future generations. When it comes to funding in Albany, the focus needs to be centered on what value it will add to a child’s education.  As an orphan, adopted out of the NY Founding Hospital in NYC, I have fought for many community preservation issues, but none can be more important than life itself.  I am pro-life and will fight for life, respect and dignity for the young and the elderly.”

Commenting on the importance of bipartisan cooperation, Concannon pointed to his supporters in the room and said, “As Mike Abel, Dan Halloran and Frank Padavan know, sometimes you have to reach across the aisle and work with both parties to get things done for the district.”

Councilmember and U.S. Congressional candidate Dan Halloran said, “Frank Padavan served this great district so well for 38 years and understood how this community works, but the new guy doesn’t get it. Joe Concannon does. We have been without the money we need from Albany since we lost the representation of Senator Padavan. Top to bottom, our net income has decreased and we have lost jobs. Not-for-profits in this district are dying. Joe has big shoes to fill, but I know he’s ready for the challenge.”

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