2009-10-30 / Columnists

Making Waves

Commentary By Jane Deacy Republican State Committee Member, 23rd AD

JANE DEACY JANE DEACY The General Election is this coming Tuesday, Nov - ember 3, 2009. By all news media, the turnout is ex pected to be low and because of the low turn - out, regardless of the polls in place that give Mayor Mike Bloom berg a considerable lead, it really is too close to call.

I urge each and every Republican to get out and cast your ballot if for no other reason than to reestablish the presence of the Republican Par - ty here, after the past Presi den tial race, when the mobilization of thousands of people, created a tsunami landslide for President Barack Obama.

This election is about a choice and it is my opinion that the choice is clear. Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been a leader creating changes in the city that have been good for New Yorkers starting with driving crime down as much as 30%.

Even if you are not happy with everything about the schools, it is hard to argue that the schools are not better than they were before Mayorial control.

Education is taking place, accoun - t ability is in place and we are all winning because the youth are our future.

While there are issues that you may not agree with the Mayor on, if you were to examine his record, I am sure that you can draw the conclusion that he is the best choice that exists on the Nov ember 3rd ballot.

It is said that all politics are local and that brings me to our 32nd City Council race. Councilman Eric Ul rich, who won the special election this past February, has been working diligently throughout the district, working closely with community leaders of all the communities that he represents.

There is a reason that the Rock - aways and Broad Channel have lawn signs all over showing signs of support for him.

In his short seven months he has been meeting with civic leaders and bringing much needed resources to our communities and has been more visible than the former City Coun - cilman, Joe Addabbo, who was Frank Gullu s cio's mentor, ever was. He has work ed hand in hand with community boards and listened to our community when we said we did not want affordable housing on Beach 116 Street. He increased fun - ding to seniors, provided millenium exercise classes for seniors and after school programs for our children, funding to Peninsula Hospital who services our district, increased our lifeguard presence this past summer, in creased additional cleaning on business district Beach 116th Street with the DOE program, re - pair to boardwalk boards and assisted with cutting bureaucratic red tape for the Broad Channel Vol - unteer Fire Dep artment in their quest for funding a new fire house that had been promised to them by then Senator Hillary Clinton and Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Everyone who meets Councilman Eric Ulrich is impressed with him and so it is no wonder that he has received the endorsements of Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Mayor Rudy Giul iani, Mayor Ed Koch and Governor George Pataki.

To the credit of the Wave, they have endorsed Councilman Eric Ulrich, because they have wat ched very carefully these past seven months and know that Eric has done the job to the best of his abilities and wish to see him build on the foundations that he has built.

There is much for him to do, in the next four years and with the work ethic that he has demonstrated and his dedication to serve the people, I implore you all to cast your vote for Eric Ulrich on November 3rd as every vote is extremely important in this general election if we plan on making waves.

And bring two friends with you to the polls as well!

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