NEW YORK.- New York State Assemblyman Matthew Mirones, representing 60th District, is running for re-election on Monday and according to the projections, he is going to be an easy winner. This is going to be his third race in a period of 2.5 years.
Last week, Assemblyman Matthew Mirones held a pre-election rally in Staten Island, at the South Shore Country Club and thanked his supporters for being there for him in every step.
“You are giving me the strength and energy to represent you in Albany and helped me to solve all kinds of issues. Your involvement on grass roots level helped to overcome the status quo”, said Mirones, speaking in front of more than 200 of his supporters, among them many Greek Americans from Staten Island and Brooklyn, including South Shore Country Club owners, Charles, Bill and Gus Marangoudakis, Stelios Vadalakis and Stavros Bakousis.
Also present at the event were the 48 year veteran State Senator, John Marchi, the local Republican Party chairman, Bob Helbot, family members of Congressman Fossela etc.
Matthew Mirones was endorsed last week by the former NYC Mayror, Ruddy Guliani. He has also received endorsements from Governor George Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg and Congressman Molinari.
A man of principle, who respects his constituents, Mirones has made the headlines when he was the only Assembly member from NYC that refused to vote for a tax increase, despite hard lobbying by Mayor Bloomberg.
“I have no regrets for that vote. Although a lonely NO vote is dangerous, it is my proudest vote in the state capital. And I am also very proud for the advances we passed in Albany”, he said.
Mirones expressed support for the small businesses, calling them “the realization of the American Dream” and he stressed the need to further reduce taxes, that heart them.
Matthew Mirones was presented by Charles Marangoudakis, former secretary of the Council of Hellenes Abroad, who praised Mirones dedication to his constituents and wished him well in the upcoming election.
A son of Greek immigrants from the island of Chios – his father was a shoe store owner in Bay Ridge Brooklyn – Mirones is proud of his Greek heritage and has often stressed the need for more Greek Americans to get involved into politics.