Queens Ledger Glendale Register Leader Observer Endorse Donna Marie Caltabiano
Sep 11, 2009 | 2596 views | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The indictment of former 38th District Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio for fraud and extortion confirmed a lot of the stereotypes the public has about politicians. They often include corruption and shady back-room deals where the best interest of one is held above the best interests of the community.

In the special election to fill the vacant seat voters need a politician who isn’t concerned with playing political games. They need someone who has worked extensively to better the community and cares about the residents - an elected official concerned first and foremost with representing the 38th District to the best of their ability. That person is Donna Marie Caltabiano.

Caltabiano has served as the executive director of the Forest Park Senior Citizens Center for 14 years. She was also elected to the Queens community school board and reelected twice.

Caltabiano has the right connections to address community members concerns and would bring the energy of her campaign to Albany.

Her opponent, Mike Miller, is a respected candidate. Miller, a member of the Glendale Kiwanis Club, has worked hard to make his community better by leading nighttime safety patrols, and graffiti cleanup projects. Miller is a positive force in the community, but we believe Caltabiano is the better choice.

We’re also troubled with the governor’s decision to call a special election instead of letting the Democratic voters of the 38th District choose who they would like to run against Caltabiano in a fair primary. Perhaps, a better candidate than Miller would have been chosen by the district’s residents.

Simply put, the people of the 38th District need a representative who cares about them. Caltabiano does, and she should be elected.

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