Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Queens City Council Candidate: Constantine Kavadas

Running for: City Council, 20th Council District, Queens

Year Running: September 2009 (Democratic Primary)

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Website: Coming Soon

Candidate Bio:

Constantine Kavadas has been a community organizer since he has been a teenager. Constantine was born and raised in Flushing where he is currently running for City Council. One of his concerns has been the complete lack of affordable housing in his district. For instance, Constantine helped fight against a down zoning in Queensboro Hill which would have all but eliminated the chance to construct affordable homes in his district.

Constantine is a well traveled young man who knows and understands the needs of his incredible diverse district. He often states that "Strong Intergroup Relations are necessary for a cohesive and productive community". Constantine is the son of a Queens public school teacher and his father is a small business owner (Food Distributor). He was always interested in ways to improve education in NYC and is well informed on the needs of public school teachers and their students.

Constantine is a member of the Democratic Club Of Flushing, the Kissena Park Civic Association and the Chian Federation based in Astoria, Queens which helps immigrants from many countries find appropriate job placement.

Candidate Statement:

"There has been a lot of talk from the mayor and other elected officials recently about fiscal intelligence and what we need to do to help our dwindling poor, working, and middle class families. What I believe is that while fiscal intelligence is important, emotional intelligence is just as important, if not more so. Emotional intelligence means that a candidate should be in tune to the needs and hardships their district residents feel everyday. In other words, a candidate should have the real feel experience to better understand and solve the everyday problems we face. I have this experience because I am a product of a working family and I know how hard my parents worked over the years for me to succeed in what is sometimes an unfair world. What we do not need more of is the same old standard candidates and practices that have plagued this current City Council Body. We need new blood and bold ideas that will help end our sedentary political red tape that prevents real change from happening. I believe that Change - real Change - always has and always will start at the local levels of Government. I believe I am the best Candidate for the poor,working and middle class families who are the bedrock of this great City. I will not rest until there are no more victims of the system." - Sincerely, Constantine Kavadas

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