Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. endorsed “my friend” Mark Green for public advocate, on the steps of City Hall this morning.
Vallone said the others running are qualified, “but not nearly as qualified,” as Green, who held the office for eight years.
Green spoke about his record of accomplishment and challenged the accomplishments touted by his opponents.
“Often in a campaign, candidates say, when they have a thin record, ‘I fought for this. I stood up for that.’ But if you ask them to list ten things that they’ve actually accomplished from start to finish, they have a hard time.”
At this event, Green was asked if he was surprised to have missed out on the endorsement of The New York Times.
“It was a very good endorsement for the councilman,” Green said. He added, “Ultimately, as Peter and I know, you can get endorsed by newspapers and lose, and not endorsed by them, and win. I’m very confident I get the ultimate endorsement, which is not the Times, the News or the Post, but the voters.”
Green went on to say his “candidacy is right where it should be.”