Peter F. Vallone Jr.
is a member of the New York City Council
representing the 22nd District, encompassing Astoria, Queens
and the surrounding communities since 2002, succeeding his father, Peter Vallone, Sr.
. He serves as Chair of the Council's Public Safety Committee, where he has led the fight against budget cuts affecting the New York City Police Department
, put more officers in local precincts, and advocacy for state and federal funding for New York City.
Vallone got his start at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where he successfully prosecuted thousands of criminals and compiled an impressive trial record of 40 top count convictions against one acquittal.
<!-- puffery As the father of two young girls, he knows the importance of a safe learning environment. He wrote the law that helped put security cameras in all New York City public schools. He also sponsored legislation which would require the New York City Department of Education to provide security measures for nonpublic schools, and would allow schoolchildren to carry cellular phones to and from school. He has given millions of dollars to schools in his district to improve facilities, install computers and ensure that afterschool programming is never an afterthought. -->
Dubbed ‘The Man Who Hates Graffiti’ by the New York Times and ‘Graffiti Public Enemy No. 1’ by the Staten Island Advance, Vallone has opposed graffiti vandals. Vallone’s legislation has made it illegal to sell... Read More