Suozzi backs Debra Markell, CB2 District Manager and North Shore Towers Resident, for Queens City Council – QNS.com

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A Queens lawmaker recently approved a North Shore Towers resident in the ever-growing race for District 23’s seat on city council.

On New Years Eve, QNS learned that Congressman Tom Suozzi was supporting Debra Markell, the current District Director of the Queens Community Board 2. According to Suozzi, Markell’s long career in public service and his “pragmatic politics” Makes her the top ruler in District 23., which includes the neighborhoods of Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens and Queens Village.

In November, when Markell announced her candidacy for city council, she cited senior services programs, transportation issues, co-op and condo owner rights, public education, and public safety as her top priorities. priorities if elected.

“Debra has proven to be able to work with a diverse group of people and maintain a pragmatic approach. I have seen firsthand his commitment and hard work to his community and the residents of Queens. It is this same dedication that she will bring to the town hall. Debra is the right choice on key issues including services for the elderly, education and quality of life, ”said Suozzi.

Markell, a long-time resident of Queens, was the Queens Director of the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit from 1998-2006. Prior to her tenure as District Director, she served as Chair of the 109th Precinct Community Council and Chairman of the Flushing Hospital Advisory Board. .

Previously, she was elected to District 19 City Council.

“Tom fought for making East Queens better our quality of life and I am extremely grateful to him for that. He is able to do in Congress what few can do; cut through politics and deliver results for his constituents. I am always grateful for Congressman Suozzi’s endorsement and hope to govern with his example in mind, “said Markell on Suozzi, who is serving his third term in Congress in District 3, which covers eastern Queens and the north shore of Long Island.

Suozzi is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, vice-chair of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, and vice-co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus.

Seven other candidates have publicly announced their candidacies for the District 23 seat, according to the Queens Daily Eagle. The Democratic primary for this race is scheduled for June.

Daniel E. Murphy