Paul Vallone is a New York City Council Member representing District 19 in northeast Queens and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Economic Development. This district includes the areas of College Point, Whitestone, Malba, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, North Flushing, and Auburndale. Prior to his election, Vallone served as the managing partner for Vallone & Vallone, LLP and has been admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations since 1992.
As a Council Member, his primary focus from day one was to put District 19 back on the map, and by working together with his fellow elected officials, schools, sports groups, non-profits and every civic and cultural association, he has done just that. For too long, Northeast Queens had faced stagnant funding and a lack of resources. In his first three years, Council Member Vallone has secured over $40 million in funding for northeast Queens, nearly as much as it had gotten in the previous nine City budgets combined. He has created an ambassador program for high school students, improved the safety of residents by securing an enormous increase in officers and bringing the community policing program to the 109th Precinct, allocated over $7 million for local schools, almost $4 million for local libraries and over $12 million for local parks and cofounded annual events such as the Children’s Holiday Parade in Bayside and Independence Day Fireworks in Fort Totten. READ MORE