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Lincoln Restler

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

A statement which I make constantly is that “abstention from political intrigue and partisanship is both necessary and prudent”. Nevertheless, one must call attention to one of the candidates vying for the office of “State Committeeman” in the 50th district.

Lincoln Restler is seeking reelection, and against difficult odds at that. I know this man, and hope that any of you within his district consider him as your choice for the office. The election will be held on Thursday the 13th of September.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As mentioned in the past, staying abreast of the story of the Newtown Creek and the communities surrounding it have carried me to literally hundreds of public events and meetings over the last few years. A familiar face at these multitudinous gatherings, Mr. Restler is not your typical politician, and he has earned more than just my respect. I consider him to be worthy, upright, and exactly the sort of man whom you’d hope would enter public life. Whether it be his efforts at “saving the g train”, his advocacy for the residents of public housing, or just trying to bring a supermarket into Fort Greene- Lincoln is always on the side of the community and his style is never “politics as usual”.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

To be clear, this is the opinion of Mitch the private citizen, who cannot vote for the fellow I’m endorsing as I live in a different district, but my interest in the contest is sparked by… well let’s just say that one of the borders of this election district has a certain Creek running through it which is near to my heart.

I wish that we had “a Lincoln Restler” in Queens, and I’m sure his political opponents wish he was here too. Lincoln is a heck of a guy, hard working with a good heart, and if you live anywhere in North Brooklyn- Lincoln is always on your side.

A “real mensch” as my grandmother would have said.

Written by Mitch Waxman

September 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

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