What is Queens-Politics.com?
Queens-Politics is an independent citizens initiative to restore accountability in government and politics.
This is not an echo chamber. Real life analysis, opinion, and content aggregation. Part advocacy organization and part watchdog group where no one is above reproach or suspicion.
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Tell Me More About Queens-Politics.com, and Adam Lombardi:
The idea for this site has been building up for a long time. A few years back, I became a member of the Clinton Democratic Club in Northeast Queens. In the club I learned what politics is all about. I met great people that encouraged my ideas and showed me what true leadership really means. I am also a member of the New Visions Democratic Club of Western Queens. Every member of this group is a dear friend, real activists that have showed me what it means to fight for a cause… And win.
I worked my first political race campaigning for my Uncle Sal for President of The St. Kevin’s Youth Guild at the tender age of twelve. I gave stump speeches and handed out palm-cards after church. The nuns loved me.
Years later, I worked closely with city, state, and national candidates and helped lead them to victory.
Service has been a big part of my life and I don’t allow partisanship to interfere with that.
I’ve helped organize the Bayside-Whitestone Lions International, where I currently serve as third vice-president. I’m also involved with my alma mater, St. Kevin’s where I volunteer as Registrar and Director of Community Outreach for The St. Kevin’s CYO Youth Guild. I’m also the Marshal for Anchor-Astoria Masonic Lodge #729, the last community service lodge in Queens, NY.
In my professional life, every position I’ve held has been writing intensive. From policy analysis to reporting, so one day I woke up and asked, why not have my own forum?
The breaking point for this site – when I said now I have to launch - happened at a birthday party. Steven Stites’s Birthday to be exact. A few weeks before Bob Turner won #NY9, I stumbled on a Brooklyn political blog run by Colin Cambell. I made a confident projection of a Weprin Victory and he tweeted back “he’d eat his shoe” if I was on point.
Sure, he was correct in calling out my projection as overly optimistic, but I went on and we were soon tweeting back and forth. The day after Turner’s victory, I went to Steven’s party and he introduced me to his friend Colin, a politico from Brooklyn. Small world! We struck up a conversation. He gave me some pointers, and well now the site is live. Thanks guys.
Since launching in October, 2011 Queens-Politics became the goto website for insiders and for those with a little bit of curiosity… Check back often. We update daily, usually.
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Thanks to Travis Brann who did the graphic design for my site. Email him, he does great work.