Talking to Vince Tabone of the Queens GOP, you can feel the enthusiasm he has for newcomer Eric Ulrich, who is running for the vacant city council seat left by Sen. Joe Addabbo. Like Ulrich, I ran for office in this neck of the woods at a young age. It’s a good place to jump into to politics – even though Ulrich’s campaign slogan reads ‘People First. Not Politics.’ Ulrich, according to Tabone, has mounted this very professional campaign from very early on.
The field gets crowded in this neck of the woods. There are some formidable Democrats in this race. Oddly enough though, the only candidate that reminds one of now-State Senator Addabbo is Ulrich. Ulrich is a younger candidate that canvasses the district and doesn’t get distracted by other candidates’ agendas. Addabbo has that same trait. Is it enough for a 23 year old to get elected? Well, it’s still a district where the Democrats outnumber the Republicans 3-1.
Election Day is Tuesday. We will just have to see if Ulrich is able to get the vote out.