Crowley, Caruana Tout Endorsements in Bid for 30th CD

With less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 5 general election, the two candidates running for City Council District 30 – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) and civic activist Craig Caruana – are touting endorsements they hope will give a boost to their respective campaigns.

Crowley announced last week that U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) backed her bid to once again hold her seat that represents the neighborhoods of Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Woodside.

“Elizabeth Crowley has been a steadfast fighter for middle-class families and a strong voice for her district in the Council,” Schumer said in a prepared statement.

Gillibrand too praised the legislator, saying she is a “proven fighter for her constituents and the issues that impact their lives.”

Crowley, who was first elected to the Council in 2008, said she was “honored to have the support of our United States Senators.

“I look forward to working with their offices to keep fighting for middle class families here in the 30th Council District and across the city,” Crowley said in a prepared statement.

Caruana also touted an endorsement, and his campaign announced on Monday that the Republican candidate’s bid for office is being backed by NYCLASS, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization committed to ending the city’s carriage horse industry.

“NYCLASS is fired up to throw our weight behind Craig Caruana for City Council in Queens,” said Allie Feldman, executive director of NYCLASS. “He is committed to supporting NYCLASS in our efforts to build animal shelters for the four-legged constituents in our community. In the City Council, he will advocate for the safety of animals and all New Yorkers by providing homes for those abandoned animals who wander the street without refuge.”

Caruana said he was “honored to received the endorsement.

“As a lifelong animal lover and pet owner, I’ve always believed very strongly that how we treat animals is a reflection on our character,” Caruana continued. “My family dog, Gomer, has been ill for many years and can’t even walk. But she’s part of our family, and I can’t imagine not having her around. As a Council member, I will do all that I can to provide homes for abandoned animals in our district to increase safety for all our residents.”

By Anna Gustafson


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