Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe has announced she will be run to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District.
“I think I offer a combination of independence and also vision,” Serpe said. “I have a very clear idea of how Astoria can become even better. What I loved about it 20 years ago, I still love about it today.”
Serpe ran against Vallone for City Council in 2009. She is currently the project consultant for the Greening Libraries Initiative at Queens Library and an independent election administrator. She is also an active member of Two Coves Community Garden and the co-founder of Triple R Events: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Lynne was the voting system reform coordinator for the New Zealand Parliament. She was also deputy director of the Political Reform Program of the New America Foundation and senior analyst for FairVote.
Running with the slogan “Vote Green, Not Machine,” Serpe’s platform calls for sustainable development, expanded compost and recycling programs, opportunities with healthy food and energy efficiency.
“Green economy is the future of the city,” she said. “I think I’m the complete package.”
Serpe will run against attorney John Ciafone, Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides, Independent Party member and Monsignor McClancy High School volleyball Coach Danielle De Stefano, and Republican and Former New York Young Republican Club President Daniel Peterson.