Can the Republicans win Peter Vallone’s Seat?
Hold on to your hats, the Queens GOP endorsed Daniel Peterson for Peter Vallone’s soon to be vacated City Council seat.
Peterson, a Republican County Executive Committee member, previously served as their Director of New Media as well as former President of the New York Young Republican Club.
On the campaign trail, he has hopes to restore balance in the heavily Democratic district with strong Conservative principals.
But questions remain, like how much support can the fractured party really deliver in western Queens?
Aside from his political accolades, Peterson has an impressive private sector resume having worked in retail as well as the music industry. Since 2008, he has been employed at Time Equities, Inc. where he focuses on commercial lease administration.
Despite a slow start with fundraising, Peterson still thinks he has a shot at victory whether he faces Democratic community activist Tony Meloni or longtime Democratic insider Costa Constantinides in a general election. Either way, Peterson will be launching his campaign full steam ahead in the coming weeks.
The seat has been held by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. for the past 12 years.