Flushing attorney Paul Vallone has picked up endorsements from the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association in his bid for Councilman Dan Halloran’s seat.
Vallone, who is the brother of Peter Vallone Jr., had previously received nods from several other police and fire groups, such as the Captains’ Endowment Association.
The patrolmens’ association represents more than 50,000 active and retired police officers, while the UFOA represents more than 2,500 active and 4,500 retired firefighters.
“Paul Vallone is committed to seeing that northeast Queens gets its fair share and will fight tooth and nail against shortsighted staffing cuts and firehouse closures,” said Capt. Alexander Hagan, president of the UFOA.
Vallone will face off in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary against former state Assemblyman John Duane, former Halloran chief of staff Chrissy Voskerichian, long-time community activist Paul Graziano and Austin Shafran, formerly of Empire State Development.
Tonight, the Bay Terrace Community Alliance will host a candidates forum for the race for Halloran’s seat during which all five Democrats and Republican Dennis Saffran will talk about their campaign priorities.
The forum begins at 7 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, located at 13-00 209th St.