Statement by Scala’s Campaign:
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Woodside), chair of the Queens County Democrats, endorsed Mike Scala for City Council on Tuesday.
"I'm proud to endorse Mike Scala, a tireless transportation advocate and civic leader, for City Council," said Crowley. "Mike is a dedicated fighter for his community, a candidate of unwavering principles, and he is the clear choice for the people of the 32nd District on November 7."
The endorsement pointedly came on the same day the Republican opponent once again changed his stance on the Constitutional Convention, predicting Scala's camp would characterize it as a "typical flip flop." This time, the defensive incumbent attempted to walk back his support of the convention, after previously calling it "uniquely situated [to achieve] pension entitlement reform," then claiming he supported it as long as pensions were untouched.
Conditions cannot be put on a Pandora's Box. If the convention were to occur, everything -- including public employee pensions -- would be on the table.
"Principles matter," said Scala. "It's a privilege to be supported by Congressman Crowley, who recognizes that working people deserve better than leadership that needs to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to our side."
Scala is the Democratic nominee in the general election for City Council.
The 32nd City Council District includes the Queens neighborhoods of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill and Woodhaven.
For more information about Scala’s campaign please visit http://scala.vision/