By Paul King Republican candidate for Congress, 5th District
A while back, I was told 2022 is a Perfect Storm for Republicans. A combination of events will enable us to win in very blue New York City. That sounds great, but it is important to remember that this Storm is not made of rainbows and sunshine; it’s made of disasters.
Relentless waves of crime, violence, and lawlessness. Soaring prices for food, gas, school supplies, and rent. Failing schools with administrators who focus on indoctrination more than education. A tidal wave of migrants and human trafficking at the southern border. Political weaponization of justice departments in Albany and DC. It is hard to believe all this is happening in America in 2022.
I am a former NYPD Officer and 9-11 First Responder Survivor. I was born in Brooklyn and raised in East New York, a mixed diverse community of all races. I attended and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in the top 10% of my class. I was also on the cheerleaders squad and to this day have a passion for sports by playing tennis.
I have always had a passion for law and justice and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After the birth of my beautiful daughter Krystal, I took time off from school and worked in the U.S. District Court serving in Jury selection and Immigration. I eventually took the police exam because I had a desire to serve and protect my community. I was sworn in as a NYPD Police Officer January 25th, 1982 and it was indeed a proud moment of accomplishment for me at the young age of 23. I was assigned after graduating from the Police Academy to patrol duties and specialized assignments. In the eighties I was assigned to Queens Narcotics South as an undercover cop to clean up South Jamaica of its drug infestation which led to violent crimes, low quality of life, and home value depreciation.
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino represents District 19 of Northeast Queens. Elected in 2021, she has kept her campaign promises to be our voice, hold our leaders accountable, and protect the interests of her constituents. We applaud her outstanding accomplishments in such a brief period of time, as a model for all Republican elected officials. Here are just a few of her big issues and promises kept, to depict how Councilwoman Palladino and her staff are working hard every day and delivering for her constituents and all New Yorkers.
She is the voice of medical freedom for the voiceless city’s workforce who were unjustly victimized by the obsolete and unnecessary vaccine mandates. She will not be silent until Mayor Adams reinstates and compensates workers who lost their jobs due to the mandates and has introduced a Legislative package that will end some of these useless and unlawful mandates once and for all. https://qns.com/2022/03/paladino-vaccine-mandate-removal-civil-servants/
Today, the 21st Anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history on September 11, 2001, we remember the 2,977 victims that lost their lives that day. Of those 2,977 victims killed on September 11, 412 were emergency workers who responded to the attack on the World Trade Center, including 343 FDNY Firefighters, 37 Port Authority Police Officers, 23 NYPD Police Officers, and other emergency personnel. Please join us today in keeping our fallen heroes, their families and the countless others affected by the terrorist attacks on 9-11-2001 in your thoughts and prayers.
The Queens Village Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Place TBD
Coffee, soda, and cookies are served at 7:30 PM. The meeting begins at 8:00 PM. There are no general club meetings in July and August.