NYC Council Candidate David Greenfield Receives Key Endorsements From State Senators

(Friday, January 8th, 2010)

GF2.jpgFirst-time New York City Council candidate David G. Greenfield today was endorsed by Senator Carl Kruger, Senator Martin J. Golden, and Senator Diane J. Savino. Greenfield is running in the 44th Council District to replace Councilman Simcha Felder, who is vacating his seat to become a Deputy Comptroller in the New York City Comptroller’s office.  The 44th Council District includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst.

Together, these three senators represent nearly one-million people, and their Senate Districts include the vast majority of the district that Greenfield is vying to represent in the City Council.

“David Greenfield is a fighter for education and for all the people of our communities,” said Senator Kruger. ”He knows how to successfully cut through red tape to achieve results.  In the tradition of Councilman Simcha Felder, I know he will bring a steadfast dedication and vision to the job of City Councilman. I need him in the City Council. So do you.”

“David Greenfield has proven to be a leader for education innovation in our state,” said Senator Golden.  “His vision and energy will be a welcome addition to the City Council.”
 
“David has a proven track record of delivering for our community, whether it be his work as an attorney or community activist,” said Senator Savino.  “I believe that with his record and his passion he is the best qualified person to represent the 44th Council District.  I look forward to his campaign and to working with him as my colleague in government.”
 
“I am very grateful to receive the bi-partisan support of Senators Kruger, Golden, and Savino,” said Greenfield.  “They are all well-respected and dedicated public servants, and to have their support is humbling.  I am looking forward to working with each of them to address the local issues and specific needs of the residents of the 44th Council District.”

Greenfield has received widespread support from prominent members of every ethnic community in the diverse 44th Council District, including the Ashkenaz, Sephardic, Hasidic, & Catholic communities. He has committed to continue working towards relief for tuition-paying parents and securing additional funding for private and public schools.  In addition, Greenfield’s top priorities include creating jobs, enhancing services for seniors, and improving transportation.

Greenfield, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, is an experienced attorney and acclaimed community advocate.  As the executive vice president of the Sephardic Community Federation (SCF), the umbrella governmental relations and public policy organization of the Sephardic Jewish community, Greenfield works closely with public officials at every level of government to improve the lives of New Yorkers.

Before joining SCF, Greenfield served as deputy director of finance in Senator Joseph Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign. Prior to that, he was chief of staff to Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

(YWN Desk – NYC)

3 Comments

  1. taxpayer says:

    Why don’t politicians ever suggest ways of reducing our high tax burden? Or, adding legal parking spaces? Or, reducing the sanitation tickets that businesses are faced with? Why is it always more services? Who is supposed to pay for them?

  2. jooish says:

    I submitted two comments and was denied.

  3. pottsf says:

    @Taxpayer, reducing taxes (or services, which are expenditures) reduces the politicians’ POWER. It’d be just like you throwing away part of your paycheck.

    Spending money gives a politician power (ever notice the long lines of mendicants asking them for a piece of YOUR money?). But here’s the kicker: COLLECTING TAXES gives them more power, too! Collecting taxes means taking from Peter, Paul, and the rest of us. How hard they try to take how much from whom is a matter of their discretion. And hence, the (still more) POWER.

    The solution? Reduce both the taxes AND the things that are paid for by taxes. Education, roads, water supply, electricity…the list goes on and on. Take their POWER away.

    Warning: they will fight (HARD) to keep it.

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