Gennaro Reaction: Publicly Paid Ads Not Political

According to that Citizens Union study, one of the City Council’s most prolific advertisers with public money is James Gennaro of Queens.

His spokeswoman, Lee Landor, emailed over this reaction to the report:

"We do not believe that our ads are excessive. Additionally, all of our ads provide our constituents with our district office information so that anyone who has questions or concerns can easily reach us. These ads make us even more accessible to our constituents and assist in making it known that we’re here and available to them. 

"Also, all political ads are paid for by Councilman Gennaro’s campaign committee funds; if there’s a political message in an ad, it’s an ad paid for by the campaign committee."