Tag Archive: Juan Reyes

Sep 07 2012

Ulrich makes defamatory comments to WWII Vet

Juan Reyes says Ulrich’s ‘sleazy’ comments about Bob Dole, a World War II hero and a former GOP Presidential Nominee, prove he is unfit for public service.

Veterans should be outraged and Republicans who respect elder statesman in the GOP party should be too.

Press Release: Eric Ulrich’s rude and mocking comments about Senator Bob Dole prove that 27-year old Ulrich is unfit for public office,” said his opponent, attorney Juan Reyes.

Dole endorsed Reyes for the Queens State Senate seat earlier this week.

Reyes added that, “This sleazy and sarcastic comment about one of America’s greatest heroes is beyond contempt.”

Dole, now 89, was badly wounded in Italy during World War II and permanently lost the use of his right arm. He went on to serve five terms in the United States Senate, was Senate Majority Leader, Chairman of the Republican National Committee in the 1970s, and was the Republican Presidential candidate in 1996.

“Eric Ulrich’s lack of maturity and class is not news,” said Reyes, “but to mock a man who gave so much in World War II to free Italy from Hitler and the Nazis is just about the lowest thing I have ever seen in a political campaign.”

Reyes added, “Ulrich’s lack of respect for one of the greatest members of “the Greatest Generation” is appalling.”

“Ulrich needs to apologize immediately to Senator Dole and to the voters of our district, especially those who have served in America’s military,” said Reyes, who worked for Dole in Washington in the 1990s.

Reyes added, “Eric Ulrich may think it’s funny to ridicule Senator Dole, but Republican voters will have the last laugh on Thursday, September 13.”

Reyes noted that this is not the first time that Ulrich’s rude comments have caused a storm. In a April 12, 2009 interview with New York magazine, Ulrich said “Republicans aren’t all religious fundamentalists from Alabama; some of us are just normal” — a remark that drew a storm of criticism from conservatives and religious Republicans alike.

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Sep 04 2012

Reyes Receives Nod From Dole, Rumsfeld

The Reyes campaign proudly announces that Juan Reyes has been endorsed by former U.S. Senator Bob Dole (pictured above with Reyes) and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Juan Reyes received an enormous boost to his campaign for State Senate after receiving the blessing of two notable GOP politicians.

Press Release: Dole, a former five-term Senator from Kansas who served as Senate Majority Leader and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, was the Republican Presidential nominee in 1996.

Rumsfeld, a former four-term Congressman from Illinois who served as White House Chief of Staff and U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, was also Secretary of Defense under two U.S. Presidents.

Dole called Reyes, an attorney running in the September 13th Republican Primary for State Senate, “An outstanding leader who will fight for you and your family in Albany. He won’t tolerate the political nonsense that has done so much damage to New York’s economy.”

Rumsfeld said,

“Juan is smart, tough minded, decent and hardworking. He is a solid conservative who stands for lower taxes, less government spending, and a strong emphasis on economic growth in the private sector.”

Reyes, a former counsel to several city agencies in the Giuliani Administration, said he was “humbled and grateful to have the endorsement of two giants in the Republican Party.”

 “My top priority is to help get New York’s economy moving and bringing new jobs and industries to our state,” said Reyes,”Republicans understand that private sector experience like mine is invaluable with New York’s current economic condition, and I urge every Republican voter to come out on Thursday, September 13th and help me win this critical election.”

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Aug 29 2012

REYES TO CUOMO: WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE IN ALBANY

Juan Reyes, a breath of fresh air for the Republican Party.

A new hope for good government.

Reyes is calling on Governor Cuomo for ethics reform and points out the impropriety of his opponent Eric Ulrich.

PRESS RELEASE: Citing the growing number of cases of political corruption and abuse of power in the State Capitol, Republican State Senate candidate Juan Reyes of Queens today called for decisive action by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Juan Reyes said “New Yorkers are tired of the never ending scandals coming out of Albany: Brian Mclaughlin, stealing money from little leagues, Malcolm Smith, Hiram Monserrete – misuse of funds and violence, Carl Kruger – bribery, Vito Lopez – sexual harassment, Shirley Huntley – arrested for funneling money, Naomi Rivera probed for misuse of state funds.

Reyes added,

“My own opponent, Eric Ulrich, used convicted felon Richard Hartman to collect many of his nominating petitions, and had another convicted felon, John Haggerty, file those petitions with the Board of Elections. It is as if Ulrich wants to get a head start on Albany by using experienced criminals.”

Reyes continued,

‘”Ulrich’s former chief of staff was also reportedly terminated from a Catholic institution for unknown circumstances. Last year his Chief of Staff was admonished by a Queens Supreme Court Judge for having intentionally deceived Republican voters in what many thought might constitute mail fraud. At least one of his close friends whom he worked with was likewise alleged to have been terminated from a Catholic institution under a cloud.”

Reyes, a former appointee of Mayor Giuliani, continued,

“The Governor has taken some steps to clean up Albany, but we need to go farther. I support the termination of state pension payments for anyone convicted of a felony in relation to his or her official state responsibilities.”

“We also need to put some strict limits on the activities of state legislators,” Reyes added, “starting with a moratorium on any legislative pay raise, and adding term limits for all state constitutional officers, members of the legislature, committee chairmen and legislative floor leaders, including the Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker.”

Reyes noted that “Until a career in the state legislature is seen as a public service, instead of a license to steal, we will continue to be plagued by political corruption.”

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Aug 26 2012

HE PUTS THE PEOPLE BEFORE HIMSELF

Finally a pol that gets it: politics is about representing people first and foremost.

Kudos to Juan Reyes for hosting a protest rally against a neighborhood destroying homeless shelter in the Glendale Forest Hills border.

Reyes could have stood up and talked about his candidacy but instead he offered his service to the community pro bono since he is a land use attorney.

His opponent did not attend the rally.

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Aug 08 2012

A Night Out With Crime featuring John Haggerty & Eric Ulrich


Seems kind of odd to see a felon and an elected official arriving together on an night meant to foster positive relationships between the community and the police department, just ask Juan Reyes who witnessed it first hand.

Reyes, who is running against Eric Ulrich in a Republican Primary, noticed something very peculiar about Ulrich’s visit to National Night Out Against Crime, he had a criminal in tow.

In a press statement, Reyes points out the strange relationship between Ulrich and Haggerty which became clear as day when Haggerty accompanied Ulrich at National Night Out Against Crime.

“My Republican Primary opponent, Eric Ulrich, continues to use a convicted felon, John Haggerty, as his top political advisor. His campaign sounds like a Night Out With Crime,” he said.

And Reyes may not be that far off from the truth. Haggerty was convicted for stealing campaign funds from the Mayor and has been seen by Ulrich’s side for the entire Senate campaign – even down at the Board of Elections (and in the court room) in an official capacity for Ulrich’s campaign.

Hard to imagine that Haggerty has turned a new leaf of reform. Rich, politically connected white males hardly see any justice. So has John done his Penance? No, he’s been invited back into the same element that gave him access to commit high crimes against the voters of NYC, and the Mayor, courtesy of Councilman Eric Ulrich.

If this election is about character and integrity of our elected officials, Reyes wins.

Someone should make a call to the Attorney General or Haggerty’s parole judge.

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Jul 15 2012

Reyes Family Files Petitions

Look out Eric, here comes a storm.

In case you didn’t hear, Republican Juan Reyes successfully filed his nominating petitions for state Senate.

Reyes, the father of three young daughters, and his wife Meaghan used the petition filing as a teaching experience for their children.

The Reyes girls, ages 5 and 7, personally handed their father’s nominating petitiions to Board of Elections personnel at the agency’s office at 32 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

“I want my daughters to know right from wrong,” said Reyes, “and they may not be old enough to vote for many years, but when they are, I hope they will understand the importance of being a good citizen.”

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For more information or copies of this family photo, contact the Reyes campaign at 718-487-9551.

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Jun 20 2012

REYES HOME TARGETED BY CAMPAIGN VANDALS

Juan Reyes Photo courtesy Jamie Moss

Received via Email: Republican State Senate candidate Juan Reyes revealed that he has filed a complaint with the 112th Police Precinct, after vandals targeted his Forest Hills home — coincidentally on the same evening as his first campaign fundraiser on Wednesday, June 13th.

 

“When I got into this race, I wasn’t expecting the opposition to roll out the red carpet for me,” said Reyes, an attorney and father of three who served as General Counsel to several city agencies during the Giuliani Administration, “But I never thought someone would come to my home in the dead of night and steal the ‘Welcome’ mat from my front door.”

In addition to the theft of the welcome mat, the intruder bizarrely emptied a box of plastic forks on the Reyes lawn.

“Political campaigns should be about the important issues facing New York State, not about childish antics that belong in Animal House,” continued Reyes, who is running in the Republican Primary in the new 15th Senate District.

 

Reyes is not distracted by the vandalism, saying “Midnight pranks aren’t going to create jobs or convince businesses to move to New York State. We need to roll out the welcome mat to businesses large and small, and make our state more business-friendly. Plus, I’d like my welcome mat back.”

 

As far as the bizarre spread of plastic forks on his lawn, Reyes added, “They can stick forks wherever they like. Done? We’re just getting started with this campaign.”

 

Note: The complaint field with the precinct for this incident was # 2532, filed at the 112th Precinct.

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