As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as our next Attorney General, a very “hard act” to follow, indeed.
As I life-long Democrat who truly believes in our core values of fairness, justice, equality, inclusion and opportunity for all, I have decided to support and vote for Sean Coffey. This decision, for me, was an easy one.
Based on the tenets of the Democratic Party, Sean is the only candidate who not only believes in what our party has long stood for, he has lived it. Sean, also a life-long Democrat, is independent and not beholden to those in State government, including fellow Democrats, who have made a mockery of what effective governing is and who have also made New York State a laughing stock. \
In the research that I have done on the candidates, Sean offers our best hope of effecting the change that we, in New York, truly need, want and deserve. He is an independent thinker and doer, who will facilitate the openness and transparency that our State government so desperately needs.
Sean is an experienced attorney who has worked both in the public and private sectors, and is known in both these sectors as a hard worker who is tenacious, yet fair.
I learned that Sean is the product of Irish immigrant parents – I am a second generation Italian-American who can relate to experiences growing up and how he was raised: with a strong sense of right and wrong, attributes that will serve New York well as Attorney General.
His platform includes Attorney General enforcement power over campaign finance reform, banning private use of campaign funds and, what I believe is most important, an independent panel to police the ethics of every member of the executive and legislative branches, as well as lobbyists who want to do business with New York State.
Mary Ann Rubino-Milligan