Retired police captain Joe Concannon, who is challenging state Sen. Tony Avella for his seat, debuted his new campaign headquarters on 26th Avenue in Bayside this weekend.
Concannon, a Republican who was also a public safety advisor to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, was joined Saturday by Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, former state Sen. Frank Padavan and a swath of northeast Queens residents.
“I have pledged to model my Senate office after that of Sen. Frank Padavan, who served this community so well for so many years and who has been the exemplar when it comes to excellence in both constituent services and delivering for the community,” Concannon told supporters during the opening of the campaign headquarters.
Concannon’s campaign is being run from 212-73 26th Ave.
Padavan, who was the state senator for the 11th District for more than 30 years before being defeated by Avella two years ago, said Concannon would be a “full-time senator,” if elected.
“I’ve known Joe Concannon for many years and he is hardworking, dedicated, smart and decent and will make a fine senator,” Padavan said.
The 11th District covers Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Bellerose, Queens Village, Flushing, Whitestone, College Point, Hollis, Jamaica Estates, Floral Park and Glen Oaks.