Michael Scala will announce this Sunday, October 30th that he is seeking the Democratic endorsement for the sixth Congressional district in Queens.
It is widely rumored that embattled incumbent Gregory Meeks will stepdown in the wake of criminal and ethics probes, leaving the seat up for grabs.
Michael grew up in Rosedale, attended public school and graduated Polytechnic University. He is a soon to be minted lawyer and a professional recording artist. Michael is a veteran of the Obama campaign in 2008 and he recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which advocates for transparency in government and the protection of Social Security and Medicare as well as supporting strong labor unions and capitol improvements for critical infrastructure.
Read his press release for more background on Michael Scala, the candidate. Check back with Queens-Politics.com for the latest updates.
QUEENS, NY – Mike Scala, who was born and raised in Rosedale, Queens, will announce on Sunday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination to represent New York’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The announcement is open to the press and will take place at Once Upon A Time (8761 111th Street, Jamaica, NY 11418) at 3 PM.
His campaign espouses the message that those on the ground level have better perspective than the establishment
“With over 8% of Americans unemployed, now is the time to demand stronger leadership. Strengthening essential programs on which everyday Americans rely, investing in our infrastructure, and improving our educational system must be prioritized over needless wars and tax spending on the wealthy. To put it simply, President Obama needs more support from his own party to enact the changes promised by his election.”
Mr. Scala graduated cum laude from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is now in his final year of study at Brooklyn Law School. He has worked for the legal department of New York State United Teachers, where he helped defend educators facing discrimination. He additionally spent time at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which advocates for improving end of life care and is the largest nonprofit membership organization of its kind in the United States. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Scala worked with the Obama campaign to help college students vote early via in-person absentee ballot. Scala is a Hip Hop artist who has released music through the storied Rawkus Records. He recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which promotes governmental focus on everyday Americans and has garnered national support.
New York’s sixth congressional district includes the Queens neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Old Howard Beach, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, and South Ozone Park. John F. Kennedy International Airport is also located within the district.
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