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:
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:46:47 -0400
Subject: (no subject)
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:
Shindig Maker $1,000.
Social Butterfly $250.
For more information please call xxx xxx-xxxx,
Peter Vallone Sr.
He followed up that email with another one:
FRIENDS OF PAUL VALLONE
xxx-xx 32ND AVENUE
FLUSHING, NY 11358
Thanks again, Peter Sr.