As schools open for the first day of the 2012-13 year, the United Federation of Teachers announced its endorsement of Joseph Borelli for the 62nd Assembly District.
“When it comes to protecting teachers, students and our community, we can count on Joe Borelli to do a great job,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
“Over the past few years, the Department of Education has favored cuts to the classroom over cuts to their own bloated central administration. This is a poor choice of priorities, especially when it comes to services for special needs students and ensuring safe transportation for all. I am thankful that the UFT has endorsed me, and I look forward to working with them to ensure Albany does not forget about NYC public school students,” said Borelli.
Through his role as Chief-of-Staff to Councilman Vincent Ignizio, Borelli has also worked to bring Smartboards and computers to schools on Staten Island. “Joe worked tirelessly on our new computer lab. It’s a great asset for the kids, and they love the new macs compared to the old computers we used to have,” said Richard Reichart, computer teacher at IS 24.
Borelli is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines.