Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Senator Joseph Addabbo Wins Official Designation of Independence Party

Citing His Independent Voice and Commitment to Reform, Party Awards Line to Senator

In the first major victory of his re-election campaign, State Senator Joe Addabbo has won the formal backing of the Independence Party of New York. The support comes after Joe Addabbo spent much of the petition season meeting individual Independence Party members in his district and gaining their support through a grass-roots outreach.

“I am honored to have earned the support of the Independence Party in my campaign for State Senate,” said Addabbo. “In representing the people of my district on the City Council and in the Senate, I have always tried to do so in a strong and independent way. I am committed to fixing our state government, by sponsoring and supporting major reforms. The support of the Independence Party and its many members in my district recognizes that effort, and I am grateful for the designation.”

The Independence Party designation was made official on Monday when the Independence Party filed the authorization form, known as a Wilson-Pakula, with the board of elections allowing a non-party member to appear on the party’s line in November.

The Independence Party designation is a major victory for Addabbo’s re-election effort whose campaign has demonstrated early signs of the strong organization and community support that will lead to victory in November.