By Phil Corso
Nearly two months before voters in northeast Queens’ 6th Congressional District cast their ballots, Republican candidate and City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) opened his campaign office Saturday in Glendale.
With support from fellow Republican lawmakers past and present, Halloran emphasized the significance of his race to justify his efforts in reaching out to constituents in the district.
“This election is about three things: jobs, jobs and jobs,” Halloran said. “Our president went to a little soiree in Charlotte last week and didn’t mention jobs, because he can’t mention jobs. We created fewer jobs this month than the month before.”
Halloran, who is running for Congress against state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside), received support from fellow lawmakers as he celebrated his new Glendale office, at 71-21 Myrtle Ave.
Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) spoke alongside Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and former Republican state Sens. Frank Padavan and Serphin Maltese in support of the campaign.
“We need more fresh blood and people committed to the ideals of a conservative, small government with lower taxes and a return to prosperity,” Turner said. “Dan does this for us.”
The 6th Congressional District includes Murray Hill, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Oakland Gardens, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, East Flushing, Flushing Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill, Briarwood, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and Ridgewood.
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