Our country has become divided between 2 political parties, each of which represent a wide range of people. But the loud voices on the extreme left and the extreme right do not necessarily represent the majority of people in their parties, who land more toward the middle.
But since we are a busy culture. voters have little to no time to invest in researching candidates, so we vote along party lines, or are influenced by soundbites of news and commercials.
But you are here.
You care enough about your quality of life, your city, and your state to do at least a little research before you vote. And for that we applaud you! Perhaps you will see how voting for Joe Maffia is not voting "a Republican" into office who will side with the extreme right wing agenda. But rather, voting for Joe Mafia IS voting for an intelligent problem solver with grit and determination to make changes for the good of the people he represents. He is not running for office for glory or power. He is running because he wants to make a difference and he knows that he can.
As a Democrat or Independent, why should you vote for Joe Maffia?
- Approximately half of his volunteers and campaign staff are democrats.
- Approximately 1/3 of his donors are democrats.
- He was endorsed by former 7-term House of Representative Congressman Peter H. Kostmayer from Bucks County, PA. Peter has been quoted as saying, “I have known Joe Maffia since he was a teenager growing up in NYC; he is a decent, honest man with compassion, intellect, and a keen knack for public policy. His CPA skills and experience are exactly what is needed in Albany!”
Joe listens and is solution-oriented. When he sees a problem, If needed, he will consult with experts until he finds the best solution.
Joe cares about people. When you talk with him, you'll quickly see that his compassion is as immense as he is tall. So, his solutions are not driven by an attempt to impress one kind of person by stepping on another. Joe’s compassion and intelligence stimulate holistically oriented solutions that consider all persons involved in any problem. We need holistic solutions to our very complex problems!
Human Rights! This election has huge stakes that make democrats terrified of voting for a Republican. But, on gay rights, women's rights, racism, and civil rights of all kinds, I am pro-human rights. I believe all people are made in the image of God and deserve respect and kindness, and the opportunity to achieve the most with their lives that they can. I believe that all people should be free to choose, have the opportunity to achieve whatever they want in life, and prosper.
Experience: I came from a poor, single-mom upbringing, worked my way through college, have worked for some of the most successful accounting firms in the country, and then built a very successful practice of my own. I’ve been actively involved with civic groups and non profits around NYC for over 30 years, and have a long list of credentials that make me qualified to address the fiscal problems in Albany. I have both street smarts and book knowledge - both put into very practical use over the decades. I am passionate about education and the Arts because both saved my life. Now I also teach at CUNY, Hunter College, and will continue to serve my community in every way I can whether as an elected official or a private citizen.
Arts & Economy: The 75th Assembly district is primarily a business and commercial community in the heart of New York City with approximately 140,000 residents and millions of commuters and tourists. About half of the 75th Assembly District resides in Chelsea. What is good for Chelsea's business and commercial communities will benefit all residents. Chelsea has nearly 200 Art Galleries and other cultural institutions. A cornerstone of Joe’s platform is the adoption of Arts & Culture districts ("A&C districts") to revitalize the neighborhood. Besides tax incentives for development and investment in the Chelsea community, Joe believes Art saves lives and will help Chelsea and Times Square address quality of life issues.
New York State is a monocracy, and we need a better balance of ideas and diversity of opinion in Albany. One party rules the state, and the previous assemblyman in the 75th had been in office for over 50 years.We need a genuine multi-party democracy in NYS. Voting for Joe’s opponent is voting for the status quo! The same district has led NYC in crime over the past two years. So we certainly don’t need more status quo!
Vote for Joe Maffia, OR ELSE … you are voting for the status quo!
Please contact Joe with your questions via email, social media, or an IN PERSON MEET & GREET! Details will be perpetually updated on this website and on social media! He’d love to meet you!