Older Vallone Helps Younger Vallone Raise Money

A reader passed along this fund-raising email pitch sent out by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., who is helping his son, Paul Vallone, raise money for a City Council race in Bayside Queens.

The older Vallone, now a major lobbyist, wrote:

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: <####@aol.com>
To: <####@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:46:47 -0400
Subject: (no subject)

Dear Friends,

My son, Paul Vallone, is running to replace the term limited Tony Avella in the 19th District, Queens County.

He is presently on the important nine member NYC Board of Corrections, a practicing attorney most active in civic affairs, and completely dedicated to honesty and integrity of government and maintaining and improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

I hope you can join me on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Verdi’s of Whitestone, 149-58 Cross Island Parkway, Whitestone, NY, 6-8 pm.

Personal contributions from NYC residents are matched 6-1, and no corporate, LLC or LLP contributions can be accepted. PAC contributions must be registered with the Campaign Finance Board. The maximum amount that can be contributed is $2750.00, and in the festive spirit of the party range from:

Socialite $2750.
Shindig Maker $1,000.
Partier $500.
Social Butterfly $250.
Promoter $150.

For more information please call xxx xxx-xxxx,

Many Thanks,

Peter Vallone Sr.

He followed up that email with another one:

Sorry- Forgot to say checks have to be made out to;

FRIENDS OF PAUL VALLONE
xxx-xx 32ND AVENUE
FLUSHING, NY 11358

Thanks again, Peter Sr.