Former State Assemblyman Tony Seminerio resigned suddenly, and Community Leader and advocate Albert Baldeo, who has been working  day in and day out for our community to bring a better life for all in the district, was deluged with calls to replace him. Baldeo has won such widespread support that Congressmen, elected officials, unions and community leaders, in addition to constituents he has fought for from Glendale, Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill and Ozone Park, pledged their support for his candidacy to fill Seminerio's seat. He is considered the front runner in the race.
"At great personal and family sacrifices, I have always answered the people's call for me to render public service, and to continue to fight for the issues that confront residents in this district. Our district has been neglected for too long, and I will work hard for everyone in this district, so that we can have a better standard of life, and every one can truly live the American dream," Baldeo promised, as he announced his candidacy. "I am stepping up to replace Seminerio." When Albert made his historic run against Serf Maltese in 2006, he secured 70% of the votes in this district, although Seminerio crossed party lines to endorse Maltese over Baldeo. 
From L are Democratic State Senate Leader John Sampson, Dr. Philip Baldeo, Councilwoman Liz Crowley, State Assembly candidate Albert Baldeo and State Senator Joe Addabbo. Albert's role in getting them elected last year was a watershed event in our state's history. 
Senate Leader, Hon.John Sampson was the latest elected official to endorse Albert Baldeo. "I endorse Albert Baldeo for the State Assembly seat to replace Tony Seminerio. Albert has earned the trust and support of everyone, and has been working very hard in the entire district. This is a fight which we must win, because his effort will bring this community more into the mainstream of American politics, usher in new representation and leadership in Albany, and help all working families to get a better education for our kids, health care, jobs, wages, funding, government services, stopping foreclosures of our homes, public safety and fighting for quality of life issues," the Democratic State Senate Leader said.
Albert Baldeo recently received  Congressional recognition for his "community leadership"
from Congressman Gregory Meeks
and also from Congressman Anthony Weiner
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, seen here receiving a proclamation from the Baldeo family, has been supportive of Albert Baldeo's efforts, and recently awarded him the Certificate of Appreciation for his community work

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