Staten Island Assembly Member Matthew Titone endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York

Praising her as a true fighter and leader for Staten Islanders, New York State Assembly Member Matthew Titone endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York City today. Assembly Member Titone highlighted Speaker Quinn’s commitment to strengthening economic development, particularly post-Sandy, and fighting for schools and teachers as examples of her leadership and record of getting results.

Assembly Member Titone stated, “Speaker Quinn has worked year after year after year on behalf of the great borough of Staten Island. Whether saving our teachers from the chopping block, expanding early childhood education or securing funding to bring necessary improvements to our schools, Speaker Quinn has made Staten Island schools and education a top priority. Speaker Quinn has fought against firehouse closures and has advocated for years for improved health services on the island."

The Assembly Member continued, "Small business has no greater friend than Speaker Quinn. – She has worked to ease regulatory burdens and successfully ended the double taxation on small business owners. And after Hurricane Sandy ravaged our shores, Speaker Quinn was one of the first to come to Staten Island's aid. I can say without a doubt, there is no better choice for Staten Island'S – and New York City'S – next mayor than Christine Quinn.”

Speaker Quinn stated, “I am incredibly honored to have the endorsement of one of Staten Island’s greatest leaders. Assembly Member Titone has been an important partner in the effort to expand economic development, support small business and improve schools on Staten Island. A lifelong resident of Staten Island, Assembly Member Titone knows better than anyone what Staten Island needs and I’m proud to have him as a partner in my campaign for mayor.”

Assembly Member Titone represents Staten Island’s Assembly District 61, which includes the North Shore neighborhoods of St. George, Stapleton, Randall Manor, Elm Park and Mariners Harbor.