The National Latino Officers Association threw its support behind former Panel for Education Policy member Dmytro Fedkowskyj in his bid for the state Assembly.
NLOA Chairman Anthony Miranda said the 30th Assembly District of central Queens needed a breath of fresh air, which was why his group decided to back Fedkowskyj, a community advocate and civic leader.
“We endorse Dmytro Fedkowskyj because he would bring a fresh perspective to a state legislature needing change,” Miranda said. “Fedkowskyj has already proven to be a protective voice for residents as a community advocate, and I know that he will bring that passion for public service to the state Assembly.”
Fedkowskyj launched his Assembly run last month against incumbent state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), who he will face in a Democratic primary later this year. The district, which covers Astoria, Maspeth, Middle Village, Long Island City, and Woodside, has been Markey’s territory since her election in 1998.
“I am proud of the work done by the NLOA organization, which aims to create strong bonds between the Latino community and other law enforcement agencies,” Fedkowskyj said. “We share the same mission—to ensure equal employment opportunities for all and to strive for an environment that is free of discrimination.”
By The Forum staff