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Full Steam Ahead! Palmer Doyle Kicks Off Bid For City Council

Full Steam Ahead!
Palmer Doyle Kicks Off Bid For City Council


Rockaway Park's Palmer Doyle (second from left, front row) announced his candidacy for the City Council on Thursday morning in front of the Beach 116 Street firehouse.Rockaway Park's Palmer Doyle (second from left, front row) announced his candidacy for the City Council on Thursday morning in front of the Beach 116 Street firehouse.

Palmer Doyle, a 13-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, announced his candidacy for the City Council this week.

While living in Rockaway Park with his wife, Barbara, and two children, J.P. and Meagan, Palmer has been a very active member of the community. He has served on Community Board 14 and was president of the Rockaway Park Association and the 100th Precinct Community Council. He has served on Queens Borough President Claire Shulman's Illegal S.R.O. Task Force and also coached little league for the past five
years.

One of Palmer's major accomplishments has been his strong lobbying for and getting two extra firefighters assigned to Engine 329 in Riis Park while work was being done on Engine 268's quarters located on Beach 116 Street. Many residents were not aware of the safety impact this work had on the community. Palmer's rallying of elected officials and civic activists led the city to adding two firemen to Engine 329 for the three-month construction period.

Dr. James Kiernan, proprietor of Kiernan Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Center and Harbor Health & Fitness says, "Palmer is one of Rockaway’s tireless workers and would
make a wonderful city councilman." Captain Joseph Russo, commanding officer of Engine 254, Palmer's company says, "Palmer is an asset to our company, he has been cited on four occasions for bravery, one of which was for his actions in assisting in the rescue of and resuscitation of a fellow firefighter." Steve Greenberg, president of Community School Board 27, calls Palmer "not only a good
friend but one of Rockaway's true civic leaders who would do a great job as our city councilman."

When asked about the City Council, Palmer said, "I have some wonderful
ideas for our district that I hope to implement on being elected. It is very
important that we start listening to our youth and what they have to say.
Education, and before and after school programs, are extremely important. I would like to form a youth committee to meet regularly with me and see what we can do to keep our teenagers heading in the right direction."

Palmer added, "I would also like to say that I hope most people are looking for a change. Lets get some hard working regular people into our City Council. People aren't blind, they can hear and read all the nonsense going on regarding some politicians. I have worked hard for our community for the past seven years, now I'm ready to step it up a notch and continue to work hard for this neighborhood but in a greater capacity."

It appears from this statement that Palmer Doyle is going "full steam ahead!"


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