By Danniel Maio on Feb. 9, 2021
Hello! My name is Danniel Maio, president of the Central Queens Republican Club, https://central.queens.gop. I am running to win the Queens Boro Presidency against the incumbent, Donovan Richards (D). Citizens of Queens will be better served by Republicans focused on family, community and compassion instead of Democrats touting programs and services that are self-dealing, wasteful and blind to reality.
I was raised in Frederick, Maryland; graduated from American University with a BA in International Studies; and worked for Westinghouse Electric before starting Identity Map Company with my brother in 1990 making maps of New York City.
I have been involved in Manhattan, Kings and Queens County politics since 2001, when I was the Manhattan Boro President candidate the year of 9/11. I have been on the ballot 8 times, and this race is my 12th attempt. My mother has told me many times that I should switch my party registration to Democrat if I want to win in New York.
I cannot and would not sacrifice my values and the party that I believe in all my life, however imperfect it is. Our country is founded on democratic-republican principles, which means the people elect among themselves their representatives, expecting those elected to caretake the welfare of the people. Pre-COVID, we already knew New York was on the wrong track.
Now, it is acceleratingly more so. Orders from our Democrat leaders have forced the closing of thousands of businesses in Queens and counting. Thefts are done openly nowadays with impunity. We’ve had the worst shooting spike in decades. Teachers have not been laid off, while standardized tests are eliminated, removing incriminating evidence to prove their education failure. MTA has lost millions in ridership, yet federal handouts are to cover pre-COVID reality. Eviction moratorium until May 2021 is unfairly one-sided, and will become the next “Bail Reform” debacle when courts reopen. Where is Chirlane McCray’s $ billion ThriveNYC mental-health program, as increasing numbers of homeless people are left ignored. Even the election fraud and irregularities President Donald Trump single-handedly elevated to national consciousness, are being swept under the rug.
We already know the Democrats’ agenda. More rules, more programs, more spending, and more taxes. Accountability and reality are not their priority. The city and state are losing their income base and trust of their good people. Who will raise these issues without fear of retribution? DON’T expect it from the Democrats!
In January 2020, I spoke at the Rockaway Republican Club. The focus was that Republicans and Conservatives should “rise up and unite”. When it was my turn to speak, I repeated the same mantra. In fact, the name of my political committee is “Maio Unites”. Should you wish to help fund my campaign, up to $175 is matchable, my website is MAIO.NET. I will spend your contribution with respect.
Republicans and Conservatives in Queens need to be united. It is my goal. It shall be our goal. Join me.
Petitioning for citywide offices including the candidacy of yours truly starts February 23, 2021. We will get many good Republican candidates on the ballot including the following City Council candidates: Alex Amoroso, Martin Hightower, Marvin Jeffcoat, Felicia Kalan, Angelo King, Vickie Paladino and others.
Together, we will rise up, unite, and win elections in 2021. When Republicans win, citizens in Queens win.