Bayside doctor Robert Mittman became the fourth Democrat to enter the Sixth Congressional District race this week after he officially made it on the ballot.
Mittman, whose , will compete with state Assemblywoman , D-Flushing, state Assemblyman , D-Fresh Meadows, and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, D-Middle Village, in the June 26 primary.
Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, is the .
“I decided to run for the United States Congress because I believe that our government is no longer working in the best interest of the people,” Mittman said. “Something is wrong in Washington and as a lifelong community resident, a parent, a voter and medical doctor, I am here to offer a prescription for a healthy economy.”
Mittman said key issues in his campaign include improving the economy, halting wasteful government spending, and“moving health care reform in the right direction.”
“I am not a career politician like all of my opponents,” he said. “As a doctor, I have been trained to diagnose an illness and prescribe the proper treatment. I will apply these same techniques as a representative in Congress. My candidacy gives the voters in the Sixth Congressional District a real alternative to politics as usual.”